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The Legend of Rita (2000)
 6.9
 2K
The Legend of Rita (2000)
Original name: Die Stille nach dem Schuss
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens after the German re-unification.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, stylized, serious, realistic, tragic ending, allegory, art house ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway, loneliness, existentialism, hopes, undercover, resistance, drinking alcohol, drinking, sex on the beach, lesbian, friendship, cold war, working class, communism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, vietnam, paris france, german democratic republic, france, europe, asia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and dramatic films with plots about politics, state affairs, brutality, runaway, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief) and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Legend of Rita: The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Bridge of Spies (2015), Steal This Movie (2000), Catch a Fire (2006), The Lady and the Duke (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, state affairs, royal family, couple relations, couples, revenge, dishonesty, legacy ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 293K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, social problems, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, romance, rebelliousness, forbidden love, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, trial, judge, journalist, police brutality, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, mexico city, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 140K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: coma, idealism, politics, deception, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle change, political unrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.4
 27K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, marriage, empire, family business, family in crisis, couple relations, love affair, family problems, crumbling marriage, jealousy, mountain, femme fatale ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1929
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 215K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, protest, police brutality, musician, pianist, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 25K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, dishonesty, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, danger, journalism, media, crimes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, mexico city, algeria, rio de janeiro, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ...
Style: bleak, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, strike, struggle, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, vatican, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Children of the Revolution (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man (Richard Roxburgh) the Australian government blames for 1990s political woes blames his mother (Judy Davis), a communist Stalin seduced in 1951.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, revolution, pregnancy, torture, josef stalin, dark humor, farce, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, russia, latvia, cambodia, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 574
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, romance, love affair, political unrest, bittersweet, cliche, couples, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 3K
Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret hideout, top secret, double agent, secret service, undercover, government agency, secret place, german, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new mexico, london, new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 13K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 615
Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, 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: realistic, serious, tense, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, death, communist, interrogation, assassin, rebellion, love affair, radio show ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, florida, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, stockholm sweden, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, breast feeding, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, government facility, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue, danger, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, adopted daughter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At ...
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, semi serious, compassionate ...
Plot: politics, friendship, investigation, bomb, radical, fighting the system, political unrest, friends, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 1990s, 2000s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 23K
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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Max Embarrassing 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: secret agents, undercover, working undercover, teenage life, youth, cousin cousin relationship, love, secret, tourist, female director, cousins in love, child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s, year 1979
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 3K
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: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, siege, revolution, wartime life, political unrest, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, injustice, love triangle, political corruption, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 6K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 18K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, scantily clad female, romance, beach, tragic love, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, politics, racism, moral dilemma, youth, survival, obsession, prison life, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%