Movies like The Revolutionary

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The Revolutionary (1970)
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The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" unwittingly becomes party to a labor strike that turns violent. Ultimately held responsible by the authorities for the fracas, "A" allies himself with terrorist Leonard, who intends to avenge those jailed in the protest.
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: strike, prison, college, heroes, politics, courtroom, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, university, political intrigue, rebellion, fugitives, legal, store, factory, society, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, price of justice, rebelliousness, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to The Revolutionary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Revolutionary: Afterburn (1992), Heart of the Beholder (2005), The Informant (1997), Black August (2007), Quiet Fire (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
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95%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, legal, trial, terrorist, court, professor, lawyer, rebellion, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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92%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, heroes, politics, rebellion, betrayal, tragic hero, society, law enforcement, dishonesty, ira, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 288
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, against the rules, rebellion, confined, fighting the system, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, terrorism, vietnam veteran, one man army, crimes, on the run, deadly, heroes, crime, law enforcement, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
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74%
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, life is a bitch, legal, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
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73%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, injustice, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, murder, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 729
Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, prison life, prison, racism, heist, tough heroes, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, south africa, africa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, ship, rivalry, fighting the system, environmentalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ira, rebellion, heroes, society, deadly, gang, military, life is a bitch, tragic hero, fighting the system, legal, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, danger, soldier, idealism, terrorism, daring rescue, military, state affairs, heroes, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, state affairs, society, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, rivalry, law enforcement, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs, crime, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: revolution, future dystopia, civil war, manhunt, rebellion, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, politics, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, motorcycle gang, kidnapping, small town, heroes, battles, fistfight, decapitation, martial arts, gunfight, vietnam veteran, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Purgatory (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two Peace Corps volunteers in Africa are framed and put into an oppressive women's prison.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, women's prison, forced prostitution, hopes, drug dealing, chases and races, rebellion, prostitute, deadly, confined, fugitives, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, life is a bitch, society, crimes, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.8
 2K
Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, political
Plot: apartheid, politics, courtroom drama, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, haunted by the past, missing person, injustice, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: university, injustice, chaos, rebellion, hopes, journalism, youth, revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, fighting the system, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, politics, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, crimes, opposites attract, life is a bitch, rivalry, deadly, society, heroes, mountain, graphic violence, strong violent content, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 569
Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, revenge, war hero, political corruption, political unrest, ira, repression, heroes, journalism, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, ireland, england, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 5K
The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society, dishonesty, politics, class differences, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 2K
The Rebel (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1920s. Vietnam under colonial French ruling. Anti-French rebellions emerge all over the country to disrupt the foreign occupiers. In respond, the colonialist employed units of Vietnamese agents to track and destroy these rebels. The film follows the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, vengeance, social decay, track down, secret agents, fighting the system, undercover, genocide, political unrest, working undercover, political intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%