Movies like The Man on the Shore

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The Man on the Shore (1993)
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The Man on the Shore (1993)
Original name: L'Homme sur les quais
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Haiti, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Early 1960s Haiti during Duvallier's dictatorship seen through the eyes of a young girl whose family heavily suffered.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, siblings relations, state affairs, child, oppression, henchman, vengeance, terrorist, violence, politics, torture, brutality, terrorism, sister sister relationship, gun, dictator, justice, memory, courage, father daughter relationship, dictatorship, shooting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: haiti, caribbean

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Most similar movies to The Man on the Shore

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, society, military, political unrest and rebellion mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Man on the Shore: April Captains (2000), Sometimes in April (2005), Bloody Sunday (2002), The Battle of Canudos (1997), April Morning (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: rough, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, dictatorship, family relations, state affairs, politics, military coup, war, rebelliousness, siblings relations, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, massacre, civil war, racism, battles, politics, political unrest, vengeance, revolution, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 23K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, state affairs, social problems, life is a bitch, society, conflict, protest, social decay, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, tragic hero, danger, rebellion, war, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, heroes, unfulfillment, political unrest, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.6
 572
April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, military, battles, revolution, state affairs, hopes, battle zone, americana, wooing, heroes, war, politics ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, society, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, human spirit, wartime life, rebellion, young heroes, confined, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, island, leadership, fighting the system, heroes, rebelliousness, revolution, injustice, interracial relations, political unrest, peaceful mission, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: against humanity, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, wartime life, village, evacuation, life is a bitch, fall in love, genocide, hopes, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, state affairs, society, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, physics, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, haunted by the past, political unrest, state affairs, missing person, secret, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 19K
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: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, liberal, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, dictatorship, war correspondent, war, confession booth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, against humanity, hitler, adolf hitler, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, wartime life, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 279
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, politics, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, soldier, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: british colonial, politics, war, revolution, battles, power relations, superior officer, disobey, un, introspection, idealism, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, society, coming of age, war, family relations, battles, cabaret, distopia, rise and fall, state affairs, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 891
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, betrayal, politics, secret agents, introspection, political unrest, haunted by the past, undercover, moral dilemma, unsuccessful, burned alive ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, epic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battles, family relations, wartime life, military, soldier, war, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, state affairs, confined, espionage, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, heroes, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, state affairs, anti war, political unrest, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, military, confined, hostages, society, heroes, rebellion, soldier, church, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, folk hero, military, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1967
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 534
Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: journalism, media, politics, political unrest, society, realism, workplace, rivalry, crimes, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, uncle niece relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, power struggle, coup d'etat, peasant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, unlikely partners, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, disturbing, realistic
Plot: genocide, betrayal, civil war, chaos, military, dishonesty, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%