Movies like A Step Into Darkness

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A Step Into Darkness (2009)
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A Step Into Darkness (2009)
Original name: A Step into the Darkness
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the tragic story of an Iraqi-Turkish girl, Cennet, who loses her entire family during a US-led operation against insurgents in her village in US-occupied Iraq. She makes a distressing journey through the border between Turkey and Iraq to find her brother who had been sent to Turkey for treatment.
Plot: iraq war, hate, suicide bomber, war on terror, terror, female terrorist
Place: iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and disturbing films with plots about violence, hate, murder, society, life is a bitch, family relations and terror mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like A Step Into Darkness: September 11 (2002), Out of Love (2016), Jin (2013), Liten Ida (1981), Life and Death (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, 9/11, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, love affair, innocence lost ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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Rickey L Colbert Jr's Where the Truth Lies (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A family searches for the truth ,when their lives get turned upside down after some unforeseen circumstances happen.
Style: sad
Plot: lie, death, truth, love, hate, search, humble, scared, honest
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 6.3
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Out of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of Love encapsulates the sweltering and devastating dynamics of love in the turbulent relationship between Varya and Nikolai, where genuine love and hope contend with destruction and despair.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: hate, true love, relationships, love affair, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, infidelity, female nudity, cheating girlfriend ...
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Jin (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bitter conflict has raged between guerrillas and the army in Turkey's Kurdish regions for over 30 years. Large expanses have now become war zones. Countless young people have lost their lives to the conflict. This dangerous but incredibly ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: kurd, social issues, life is a bitch, society, social problems, partisan, social relations, female terrorist, terrorism, little red riding hood, human
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 6.4
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Liten Ida (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Little Ida's mother is working for the Germans during WW2, and she is also having a relationship with a German SS-officer. Ida is experiencing the problems of having a mother who is involved with the enemy, without being old enough to ...
Plot: post war, nazi occupation, female director, outsider, children, occupation, nazi, terror, world war two, pursuit, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Life and Death (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.
Plot: gay, adultery, sexuality, doctor, gay slur, gay interest, terror, bisexual, violence, menage a trois, male nudity, female nudity ...
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, misfit, hopes, volunteer, chase, hostage, pursuit, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
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66%
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Maryam (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
Plot: love, doctor, handgun, immigration, fundamentalism, religious fundamentalism, iranian, hate, cousin cousin relationship, martyrdom, pistol, islam ...
Place: iran
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Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, hopes, military, war, desperation, anti war, gulf war, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: police officer, slum, terror, student, teenager, teaching, school, journalism, cross cultural relations, rage, violence, revenge ...
Place: australia
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Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, terrorist attack, danger, radical, society, brother brother relationship, murder, muslim, family relations, bomb, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: morocco
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The Conductor (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The famous conductor (Vladas Bagdonas) goes with his orchestra to Jerusalem to perform the oratorio "St. Matthew Passion." The day before he receives a telegram, stating the suicide of his son, who lived in Israel. Conductor at the time ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, twists and turns
Plot: pilgrimage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, monastery, suicide bomber, suicide, terrorist, infidelity, emergency room, marketplace, vocalist, fax machine ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: neo nazi, racism, hate, ideology, refugee, gang, friendship, counterculture, crimes, youth, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Mother's Day (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women living on either side of the Irish Sea are brought together in the wake of the Warrington bombing of March 1993.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: bombing, death of child, religious conflict, terror, war, society, terrorism, social relations, social problems, fighting the system, counter terrorism, terrorist attack ...
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Love You To Death (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, this film tells the shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder.
Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hate, murder of mother, murder investigation, fake illness, teenage life, mockery, manipulation, grownups, mental illness, deception, love ...
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56%
My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, France, Germany, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, society, law enforcement, village, village life, social relations, justice, violence, police, smuggler, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, europe, kurdistan
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A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, interview, rapist, male female relationship, contemplating suicide, hate, rape victim, feminism, misogyny, shame, courtroom ...
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A Line in the Sand (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama - Set in the present-day Iraq war, this tense and gripping drama unfolds as two US Marines find themselves stranded and alone in the desert after their unit is all but destroyed in a routine mission. One of their team is taken hostage in the ...
Plot: hostage, soldier, iraq war, desert, sergeant, u.s. marine corps, survival, insurgent, fight
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, youth, escapades, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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53%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, war crime, concentration camp, doctor, execution, nazi, secret, survivor, murder, rape, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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Hearts & Minds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Conscription has been introduced in Britain. Across the country, young people are being called upon to serve the nation in another reactionary Middle-Eastern conflict. They face war on a scale not seen in any of their lifetimes. hearts & minds ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, wartime life, military, soldier, conscription, war on terror, youth, protest, fictional war, british soldier, wartime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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Man-eater (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Kazakhstan. 1954. Copper mines. Concentration camp. In the center of the plot - a revolt which prisoners raised in protest against the inhuman treatment.
Plot: atrocity, old man, rebellion, escape, violence, sadism, prisoner, murder, political prisoner, power, terror, suicide ...
Time: year 1954
Place: kazakhstan, ussr, soviet union
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49%
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Eduart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Albania
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on true story. Albanian man leaves oppressive family situation to a better life in Athens. Then kills someone and has to face his guilt.
Plot: female director, lgbt, train, gay kiss, snow, male rape, prison rape, albanian, surrender, hate, animal attack, prison ...
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Jan Dara: The Finale (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, suspense
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Time: 1930s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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Country: Turkey, Greece
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
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Mad World (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Hu Tu Tu (1999)
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Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Panna is the only daughter of politician Maltidevi. Panna is very critical of her mother, when she decides to separate from her dad, and asked Chief Minister Sawantrao Gadre to move in with them, for political reasons. Sawantrao has been using ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Farming (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria, USA, France
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In June 2003, Reg Keys and his wife Sally return to their home in the Welsh countryside. As they switch on the TV to hear six military policemen have been murdered in Iraq, two men arrive bearing the terrible news that their son, Tom, was among them.
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