Movies like The Year of Living Dangerously

If you like "The Year of Living Dangerously" you are looking for atmospheric, serious and captivating movies about / with journalism, embassy, politics, romance, revolution, dwarf and civil war themes of Drama, Romance and War genre shot in Australia or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
 7.2
 18K
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, serious, captivating, 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, war, military, battles, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, tragic hero, unfulfillment, communism, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: indonesia, asia, australia, southeast asia

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Year of Living Dangerously

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and dramatic films with plots about politics, culture clash, dialogue, betrayal, runaway, society and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Year of Living Dangerously: Under Fire (1983), Gallipoli (1981), Eleni (1985), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Salvador (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
 7.5
 34K
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 ⇓
88%
 6.9
 1K
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, bleak, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, village, revolution, journalism, war, uncover truth, self discovery, haunted by the past, political unrest, fighting the system, against humanity, media ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, chinese, battle, ship, navy, adventure, romance, war, military, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 18K
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, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, politics, war, photojournalist, dictator, civil rights movement, journalist, dictatorship, war correspondent, crimes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: politics, cia, love triangle, betrayal, anti war, journalist, murder, military, journalism, terrorism, war, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, interracial relations, naval officer, communist, love triangle, love and romance, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, communism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 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: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, tense, realistic, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: torture, dictatorship, politics, fighting the system, uncover truth, romance, idealism, rebellion, interracial relations, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 3K
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, tense, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, couple relations, infidelity, prison warden, false accusation, love and romance, couples, siblings relations, death row ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 64K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, UK, Liechtenstein
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, exciting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, suicide attempt, nurse, revolution, deportation, infidelity, war, poet, mistress, romance, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: politics, russian revolution, journalism, revolution, playwright, love triangle, idealism, romance, lovers reunited, deportation, rehearsal, writer's life ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, middle east, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
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, serious, touching, 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 ⇓
42%
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, thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, media, investigation, politics, legal action, prosecutor, labor union, false accusation, legal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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: talky, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gulf war, soldier, war, anti war, hospital, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, politics, against the odds, heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, disturbing ...
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 ⇓
38%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, war, anti war, family relations, rescue, danger, courage, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, bosnia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, war, missing person, murder, obsessive quest, photojournalist, journalism, battles, love affair, civil war, violence, crimes ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 1990s
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia, new jersey, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, millionaire, wealth, couple relations, couples, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 29
Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
36%
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, neighbor, newspaper, adultery, loneliness, extramarital affair, forbidden love, marriage, romance, secretary, coincidence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia, shanghai, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, reporter, career, 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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
The Girl in the Caf? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.
Style: clever, touching, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, hotel, cafe, romance, against the rules, fighting the system, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unlikely partners, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: iceland, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, romance, single parent, social misfits, unlikely couple, human nature, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, social differences, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, new wave, pregnancy, promiscuity, couple relations, love and romance, bisexuality, menage a trois, revolution, society, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Related movie lists