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I Am Cuba (1964)
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I Am Cuba (1964)
Original name: Soy Cuba
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills that led to the revolution, the third and fourth the call to arms which cut across social and economic lines.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, avant garde, breathtaking, enigmatic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, student, wealth, university, peasant, police, surrealism, peace, land, injustice, social differences, political unrest, cuban revolution, society, power relations, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, state affairs, hotel, prostitution, communism, politics, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and captivating films with plots about death, politics, society, political unrest, state affairs, idealism and revolution mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like I Am Cuba: Che: Part One (2008), Che! (1969), 1900 (1976), Che: Part Two (2008), Memories of Underdevelopment (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, communism, cuban revolution, dictatorship, execution, army, doctor, rebellion, folk hero, idealism, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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95%
 5.2
 778
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, folk hero, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, injustice, battles, fighting the system ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 20K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, execution, death, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, leadership, dictatorship, communism, cia, folk hero, idealism, downfall, rebellion, sacrifice, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s, year 1966
Place: latin america, bolivia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: revolution, politics, state affairs, rebelliousness, political corruption, dishonesty, rebellion, fidel castro, trial, false accusation
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
76%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, deportation, family life, society, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, underground fighting, french, independence, muslim, algerian, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, year 1954, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.7
 22K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 414
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, uplifting
Plot: leadership, idealism, revolution, rebellion, injustice, politics, folk hero, war, political unrest, working class, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: bolivia, latin america, havana cuba, argentina, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gambler, revolution, politics, gambling, love triangle, cons and scams, romance, political unrest, cuban revolution, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, cannibal, amputation, priest, scandal, incest, prisoner, deportation, revolution, politics, betrayal, idealism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, africa, louisiana, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddha, monastery, politics, exile, communism, leadership, political unrest, mountain, buddhist monk, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, stylized, captivating, epic, dark humor ...
Plot: fascism, circus, innocence lost, wartime life, family feud, suicide, adultery, suffocation, childhood memory, married couple, lolita, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, friendship, french revolution, politics, love and romance, romance, society, state affairs, power relations, friends, rebelliousness, forbidden love ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: france, europe, england, belgium, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing son, parents and children, missing person, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, family drama, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: assassination, new wave, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: young heroes, innocence lost, survival, prison, pow, coming of age, peasant, japanese soldier, japanese army, bravery, stadium, chinese ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, japan, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: epic, sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: rebellion, military, fighting the system, rebelliousness, war, political unrest, society, wartime life, religions or cults, injustice, battles, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.8
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, politics, childhood, historical event, sexual initiation, friend, student, classmate, poverty, demonstration, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, surreal, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, anti war, insanity, surrealism, teenage girl, wehrmacht, holocaust, war, war crime, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, revolution, fidel castro, nightclub, jazz, parents and children, latin, siblings relations, idealism, political unrest, state affairs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 599
Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: politics, revolution, death, interrogation, sex, communist, assassin, hotel, bar, prostitute, forbidden love, violence ...
Place: cuba, latin america, europe, florida, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
25 Fireman's Street (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and ...
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, talky, pre war
Plot: attic, immigrants, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, anti semitism, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, wartime life, politics ...
Place: hungary, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 6K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, journalism, war, idealism, photojournalist, politics, wife husband relationship, rebelliousness, anti war, political unrest, battles, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, new wave, rebellion, society, state affairs, aging, introspection, haunted by the past, dishonesty, one more chance ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: europe, spain, france, algeria, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: school, dancing, money, record player, farm, winter, peasant, village, countryside, family life, human nature, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%