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The Legend of Rita (2000)
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Original name: Die Stille nach dem Schuss
Genre: Drama, 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: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending, melancholic, art house, sexual, harsh ...
Plot: politics, espionage, bribery, secret identity, terrorism, starting over, hopes, danger, undercover, state affairs, resistance, drinking, lesbian, friendship, cold war, working class, communism, dog, prison, dancing, sniper, airplane, bank robbery, thief, ship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, vietnam, france, asia, europe, german democratic republic, east germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about drinking, sex, storytelling, love and romance, death, dancing and drink mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Legend of Rita: Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Bitter Sugar (1996), Betty Blue (1986), The Best of Youth (2003), Head-On (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, confession, deception, doctor, russian, arrest, taxi driver, berlin wall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, east berlin ...
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 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: serious, tense, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, bar, prostitute, death, sex, interrogation, assassin, communist, rebelliousness, love and romance ...
Place: cuba, latin america, prague, miami, czech republic ...
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87%
 7.4
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Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 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: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, restaurant, beach, borderline personality disorder, romance, tragic love, misfit, manic, strong sexual content, love affair, couples, uncontrollable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, teacher, police brutality, letter, army, musician, corruption, cafe, suicide, interrogation, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, norway, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 7.9
 47K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: rape, suicide attempt, marriage, psychiatrist, accident, stabbing, muslim, machismo, roommate, german, immigrants, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, turkey, europe, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 29K
The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: debt, love triangle, boyfriend, friends, idealism, rebelliousness, rebellion, politics, vandalism, jealousy, letter, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2004, year 1968
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, berlin germany
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79%
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Pola X (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A writer leaves his upper-class life and journeys with a woman claiming to be his sister, and her two friends.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, romance, femme fatale, power relations, family relations, couples, chaos, obsession, introspection, human nature, mysterious character, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: dark humor, humorous, clever, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, revolution, pregnancy, torture, farce, rebellion, campaign, family relations, parents and children, state affairs, political unrest, society ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: australia, latvia, russia, soviet union, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.3
 3K
Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, romance, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, city life, introspection, urban, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, north korea, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, environmentalism, injustice, fighting the system, politics, hidden identity, anti war, rise and fall, state affairs, fugitives, life is a bitch, vietnam war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 535
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, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, tragic love, social differences, impossible love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, lovers reunited, society, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, injustice, politics, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, power relations, rebellion, social differences, feminism, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, friendship, womanizer, mistress, invasion, love triangle, artist, communism, surgeon, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, central europe, europe, usa, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: politics, hollywood, opposites attract, radical, communist, mccarthyism, romance, young lovers, couples, family problems, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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69%
 6.3
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, love triangle, friendship, racism, betrayal, love and romance, sexual relations, best friends, teenage love, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: journalism, politics, justice, apartheid, racism, political unrest, social decay, society, hopes, fall in love, state affairs, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 2K
Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, gender, ultimatum, betrayal, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians, nothing goes right, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: new york, europe, japan, asia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, cynical, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, prostitute, obsession, friendship, hospital, infidelity, promiscuity, sexual relations, singleness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, hamburg germany, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, dealing with death, romance, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: transvestism, friendship, gay, coming out, gender, lifestyle, society, social differences, misfit, friends, social misfits, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, revolution, idealism, couple relations, romance, love triangle, injustice, rebellion, political unrest, love affair, couples, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.8
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Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hitchhiker, drifter, french, on the road, direction and purpose, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, lone wolves, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, italy, morocco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, older woman younger man relationship, german, romance, immigrants, misfit, social differences, urban, human nature, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, wartime life, state affairs, undercover, allies, secret place, double agent, secret hideout, government agency, love affair, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 70s, 30s
Place: europe, holland, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Children of Nature (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An elderly couple leave their retirement home to make one last journey back to their home in the Western Fjords.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, ghost, retirement home, childhood sweetheart, friendship, jeep, social relations, golden years, chases and races, love and romance, retirement home life, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 4K
Besieged (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, ...
Style: stylized, erotic, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: love, politics, gift, jail, composer, pianist, romance, opposites attract, social differences, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, africa, europe, rome italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
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L'ennui (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the very simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Obsessed with the need to ...
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, midlife crisis, youth, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, sexual relations, passionate interest, dangerous attraction, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, emotional, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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