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: political, rough, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: strike, terrorism, socialism, labor union, student protest, counterculture, prison, heroes, college, legal action, politics, university, life is a bitch, fugitives, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, legal, rivalry, society, political intrigue, store, factory, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty and heroes mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Revolutionary: Afterburn (1992), Black August (2007), The Informant (1997), Charlie (2004), Heart of the Beholder (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, hotshot lawyer, rebellion, legal investigation, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
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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: disturbing, captivating, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: aviation, state affairs, dishonesty, hopes, heroes, politics, law enforcement, righting the wronged, legal, fighting the system, rivalry, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 298
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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, political
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, price of justice, injustice, militant, rebelliousness ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.3
 660
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, irish republican army, ira, spy, anglo irish relations, political unrest, police investigation, rebellion, state affairs, politics, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.5
 745
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, criminal's revenge, legal, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, society, rise and fall, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, london, africa, europe, england
⇓ 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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, rebellion, fighting the system, corporate crime, life is a bitch, society, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, store ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 94
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman with a gun, one man army, vietnam veteran, political corruption, terrorism, corrupt politician, false accusation, murder, political intrigue, rivalry, investigation, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.6
 859
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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, injustice, false accusation, murder, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, who done it, police corruption, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, legal investigation, dishonesty, power relations, courtroom, society, state affairs, fighting the system, law enforcement, rebellion ...
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, political
Plot: apartheid, missing person, politics, courtroom drama, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, haunted by the past, injustice, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, political unrest, terrorism, idealism, daring rescue, soldier, state affairs, military, artist, suspense, dictatorship, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 699
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: political, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, irish republican army, revenge, anglo irish relations, terrorism, manhunt, repression, political corruption, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, london, europe, england, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: apocalyptic, political, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, civil war, revolution, future dystopia, government agency, fighting the system, intrigue, rebellion, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, spy, environmental, environmental issue, disaster, catastrophe, conspiracy, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, terrorism, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 51
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, social decay, church, society, life is a bitch, legal, tragic hero ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 483
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, ambition, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, rebelliousness, society, legal, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: tense, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, prison, racism, politics, society, rebellion, legal, hopes, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 85 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: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: ira, irish republican army, anglo irish relations, society, fighting the system, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, heroes, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: street art, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, hip hop, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, teenage life, politics, art ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: political, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blaxploitation, racism, marxist, exploitation, interracial relations, revolution, suburbs, politics, rebellion, state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, price of justice, against the odds, poverty, life is a bitch, society, human nature, human spirit, legal, ambition, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, appalachia, usa, new york
⇓ 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: political, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: hippie, counterculture, chaos, university, vietnam war, marxist, anarchist, police brutality, social issues, tyranny, student protest, political unrest ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 572
Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, legal, army investigation, dedicated lawyer, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 691
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: native american, redsploitation, injustice, battles, battle zone, alcohol abuse, americana, racism, murder, opposites attract, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, society, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, vigilantism, criminal heroes, vengeance, prison life, police investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, confined, redemption, law enforcement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.8
 344
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, female nudity, falsely accused, sexploitation, framed for a crime, imprisonment, prostitute, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 1K
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, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: intrigue, courtroom drama, italian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, lynching, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry, rebellion, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 504
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: political, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison riot, serial killer, hostage, rebellion, fighting the system, tough heroes, criminal heroes, misfit, society, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%