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The Travelling Players (1975)
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The Travelling Players (1975)
Original name: Ο θίασος
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 230 min.
Story: This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled "Golfo the Shepherdess," the thespians end up echoing scenes from classic Greek tales in their own lives, as Elektra (Eva Kotamanidou) plots revenge on her mother (Aliki Georgouli) for the death of her father, and seeks help from her brother, Orestes (Petros Zarkadis), a young anti-fascist rebel.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: betrayal, murder, civil war, politics, genocide, legends and myths, parents and children, life is a bitch, greek, anti war, vengeance, rivalry, political unrest, wartime life, against humanity, spy, artist, fascism, communist, conflict, election campaign, state affairs, world war two, rape, revenge ...
Time: 50s, year 1939, 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1952, 1950s
Place: greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and captivating films with plots about state affairs, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, politics, political unrest and society mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Travelling Players: Intimate Enemies (2007), Ulysses' Gaze (1995), Eleni (1985), Days of 36 (1972), Massacre in Rome (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: greek, emperor, battles, filmmaking, performer's life, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, obsessive quest, politics, introspection, human nature ...
Place: greece, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan, bucharest ...
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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: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, wartime life, holocaust, uncover truth, self discovery, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, society, fighting the system ...
Place: greece, europe
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71%
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Days of 36 (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The assassin of a prominent trade unionist takes a conservative MP hostage and the government prevaricates over tactics so as not to alienate potential political allies.
Plot: military dictatorship, poison, assassination, execution, interwar period, politics, kidnapping, politician, hostage, drug trade, drug dealer, informant
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, world war two, church, against humanity, military, hopes, clergy, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, disturbing
Plot: genocide, betrayal, chaos, civil war, military, dishonesty, righting the wronged, anti war, moral dilemma, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: refugee, village, on the run, wartime life, tragic love, orphan, greek, politics, political unrest, self discovery, genocide, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, year 1936, 1930s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: greece, europe
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Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: war, wartime life, rivalry, society, hidden identity, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, love affair, anti war, political unrest, japanese occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: fascism, distopia, war, military, heroes, rise and fall, against humanity, head of state, state affairs, life is a bitch, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: milan italy, italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: spanish civil war, military, anarchist, nun, chaos, fascism, revolution, rebellion, society, on the run, clergy, against humanity ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, spain
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, political unrest, battles, politics, vengeance, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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Rembetiko (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: refugee, greek, friends, leaving home, unfulfillment, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, secret agents, politics, betrayal, haunted by the past, introspection, political unrest, burned alive, unsuccessful, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
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The Winter War (1989)
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Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, germany
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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
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Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, injustice, against humanity, genocide, occupation, survival, confined, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
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Electra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional
Plot: oracle, betrayal, heroes, murder, uncontrollable, family relations, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, vengeance ...
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Hunters (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, West Germany
Duration: 168 min.
Story: During a hunting party on New Year's Eve 1976, five representatives of the bourgeoisie encounter with their companion the body of a partisan from the Civil War of the late forties. What they are most confused about is the fact that the corpse ...
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Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: europe, greece
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53%
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, assassination, state affairs, military, revolution, political unrest, ambition, heroes, battles, historical event, media, historical figure ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
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53%
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, life is a bitch, soldier, escapades, rivalry, against humanity, war, state affairs, military, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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52%
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Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, battles ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Auschwitz (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Auschwitz is a hard-hitting war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp.
Style: disturbing, rough, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, nazi, against humanity, world war two, postmodernism, life is a bitch, strong violent content, society, genocide, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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52%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, politics, soldier, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 2002, year 1944, year 1942, year 1943
Place: finland, europe, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, life is a bitch, political unrest, fall in love, woman in danger, society, love and romance, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, family in crisis, family life, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, soldier, war, life turned upside down, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%