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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and also falls in love with a British national.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, clever, emotional, stylized, suspenseful, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: journalism, embassy, politics, romance, revolution, dwarf, civil war, love affair, falling in love, political unrest, media, state affairs, love and romance, rebellion, society, betrayal, battles, chaos and mayhem, tragic hero, unfulfillment, military, dishonesty, war, communism, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and emotional films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, love and romance, political unrest, idealism and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Year of Living Dangerously: Eleni (1985), Under Fire (1983), Gallipoli (1981), Salvador (1986), Havana (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, village, revolution, war, journalism, uncover truth, self discovery, haunted by the past, political unrest, fighting the system, against humanity, media ...
Place: greece, europe
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95%
 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 ⇓
86%
 7.5
 33K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, running, desert, war, idealism, buddies, innocence lost, soldier, troops ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.5
 17K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, civil war, politics, war, photojournalist, journalist, civil rights movement, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator, crimes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.1
 6K
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, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: gambler, revolution, politics, love triangle, gambling, cons and scams, political unrest, romance, cuban revolution, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ship, u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, battle, chinese, battles, navy, adventure, romance, war, military ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 29
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, immigrants, romance, taxi, journalism, politics, forbidden love, love affair, misfit, society, couples, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
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53%
 7.4
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: journalism, revolution, russian revolution, playwright, politics, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, deportation, rehearsal, writer's life, journalist ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, portland oregon, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, politics, love triangle, betrayal, anti war, journalist, murder, military, journalism, terrorism, war, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, hong kong, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 7K
Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, chaos, romance, arson, atrocity, civil war, massacre, love and romance, society, youth, couples, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: india, asia, new delhi, pakistan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
 62K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, nurse, russian revolution, revolution, deportation, infidelity, war, poet, mistress, romance, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Up Close & Personal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, romance, tragic love, rise to the top, career, reporter, love affair, workplace romance, ambition, love and romance, media, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: clever, serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, media, investigation, politics, courtroom drama, legal action, prosecutor, labor union, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: epic, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: island, idealism, soldier, politics, anti war, romance, genocide, military life, war, political unrest, wartime life, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietcong, military, pregnancy, war, journalism, anti war, military life, political unrest, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: torture, dictatorship, politics, fighting the system, romance, uncover truth, idealism, rebellion, interracial relations, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 143
Latino (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fighting between the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Contra rebels backed by U.S. money and expertise is the focus of this pro-Sandinista film by Haskell Wexler. On a secret mission to help the U.S. Special Forces train Contra rebels ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, biting ...
Plot: military, witnessing a crime, journalism, war, idealism, jungle, rebelliousness, anti war, political unrest, revolution, battles, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: nicaragua, asia, latin america, vietnam, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: war, love, soldier, love affair, tragic love, romance, love triangle, love and romance, village, human spirit, redemption, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, berlin germany, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, political unrest, battle zone, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, cairo egypt, berlin germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 11K
Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, hospital, paraplegic, wheelchair, disability, soldier, military hospital, love, love affair, anti war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, hotel, danger, war, friendship, civil war, war crime, tunnel, muslim, reward ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 742
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: infidelity, politics, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, tragic love, false accusation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, love triangle, society, fall in love, love affair, obsession, couple relations, couples, betrayal, wealth, millionaire ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: journalism, apartheid, justice, politics, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, racism, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 3K
Tim (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had found Tim. At first they are friends. But soon they become lovers, as Mary, drawn to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, older woman younger man relationship, small town, single parent, romance, social misfits, unlikely couple, human nature, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, photojournalist, journalism, obsessive quest, love affair, kidnapping, battles, crimes, media ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gulf war, soldier, journalism, war, anti war, hospital, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, politics, against the odds, heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, touching, 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 ⇓
34%
 6.8
 8K
M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, politics, romance, fall in love, opera singer, espionage, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: university, against the rules, college, journalism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, chaos and mayhem, college life, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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