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The 13 Roses (2007)
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The 13 Roses (2007)
Original name: Las 13 rosas
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed without even a trace of evidence of any wrong doing.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: spanish civil war, injustice, false accusation, woman in danger, social decay, betrayal, life is a bitch, prison life, society, confined, political unrest, false arrest, idealism, dishonesty, hopes, strong female presence, state affairs, dictatorship, spanish history, execution, civil war, female nudity, man hits a woman, danger
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 40s
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about life is a bitch, society, state affairs, injustice, danger, dishonesty and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The 13 Roses: The Carpenter's Pencil (2003), Miral (2010), The Inner Circle (1991), Salem Witch Trials (2002), Goodbye (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession during the Spanish Civil War
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, political unrest, confined, society, idealism, spanish civil war, doctor, artist, romance, love story, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, galicia
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, politics, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 90s
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, injustice, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, execution, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, social decay, courtroom drama, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, life is a bitch, immigrants, injustice, rebellion, society, political unrest, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer, danger
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, politics, rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, military, moral dilemma, injustice, disorder, state affairs, terrorism, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, politics, confined, hopes, political unrest, feminism, isolation, blind ambition, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, price of justice, political intrigue, political unrest, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
50%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, survival, prison life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, bus driver, corrupt law enforcer, false arrest, corrupt officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 638
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, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, human nature, feminism, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, family problems, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prince of Tears (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A shameful period in Taiwanese history provides the backdrop for this emotional drama from writer and director Yonfan (aka Yang Fan). In 1949, in the wake of the 228 Incident (in which anti-government protesters launched a rebellion that was ...
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, false accusation, political unrest, confined, false arrest, life turned upside down, family problems, parents and children, captivity, family in danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, strong female presence, family life, attic, racism, wartime life, family in danger, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hate crime, murder, youth, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, gay slur, graphic violence, injustice, college, coming out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace, life is a bitch, chaos, environmentalism, factory, state affairs, society, human nature, political corruption, workplace situations, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: life sentence, mind game, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, solitary, power relations, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, ussr, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, life turned upside down, youth, dishonesty, society, teenage life, injustice, computers and web, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, revolution, injustice, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, idealism, atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: against the odds, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged, legal investigation, fighting the system, human rights, dishonesty, legal, hopes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 6K
While at War (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Salamanca, Spain, 1936. In the early days of the military rebellion that began the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the uprising in the hope that the prevailing political chaos will end. But when the confrontation ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, disturbing, intellectual
Plot: spanish civil war, college professor, moral dilemma, coup d'etat, arrest, professor, military, political repression, spanish history, society, disorder, civil war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: spain, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%