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An American Story (1992)
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, soldier, friendship, military, friends, battles, fighting the system, rebellion, society, political corruption, dishonesty, homecoming, innocence lost, state affairs, cons and scams, post war, corruption, veteran, world war two
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like An American Story: Power (1986), Tracks (1976), Orange Honey (2012), Badland (2007), Plenty (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, media satire, legal action, state affairs, uncover truth, ambition, political intrigue, fighting the system, rise to the top, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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95%
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic
Plot: soldier, train, homecoming, friendship, battles, vietnam war, psychopath, college, military, mental illness, buddies, mentally unstable ...
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
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91%
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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: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
Plot: soldier, life is a bitch, price of justice, state affairs, legal, society, moral dilemma, innocence lost, rebelliousness, political corruption, military, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: spain
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84%
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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: gloomy, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, hopes, war, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, anti war, gulf war, society, starting over, military, battles, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
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76%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, innocence lost, society, soldier, family problems, wartime life, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, france, london
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76%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, state affairs, friends, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, youth, military, soldier, coming of age, rebellion, man boy relationship, child ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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72%
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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, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, state affairs, corporate crimes, uncover truth, hopes, rebellion, investigation, righting the wronged, false accusation, legal, law enforcement, society ...
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69%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, self discovery, translator, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, military base, marines, military life, friendship, soldier ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, asia, vietnam
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67%
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Drama
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: kgb, injustice, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, head of state, orphan, society, politics, train, world war two, josef stalin ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: russia
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65%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, injustice, hollywood, state affairs, legal action, artists and showbiz, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, showbiz, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, france, europe, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: clever, humorous, thought provoking, touching, biting ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, state affairs, love and romance, writer's life, tv show, bookies, dishonesty, young at heart ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, florence, italy, usa
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57%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, legal, infidelity, self discovery, workplace, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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54%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, friends, immigrants, cons and scams, misfit, society, fighting the system, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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53%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, whistleblower, politics, uncover truth, workplace situations, political corruption, political conspiracy, introspection, society, war, state affairs ...
Place: usa, vietnam, new york, asia
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52%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, couples, small town life, americana, friends, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, danger, single parent, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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52%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, politics, corruption, blind ambition, state affairs, crimes, price of justice, workplace situations, uncover truth, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
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52%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious
Plot: vietnam war, war, re-education, heroes, human spirit, political unrest, fighting the system, military, soldier, tragic hero, post war, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
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51%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, blind ambition, love and romance, rivalry, society, best friends, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Last Winter (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tells the story of two women seeking leads to their missing husbands after the end of the Yom Kippur War (1973). A relationship builds between them when each identified her husband in the same blurred image of a foreign newsreel.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: destiny, journalism, life is a bitch, friends, war, danger, anti war, captivity, friendship, soldier, military life, military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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48%
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, biting, serious, clever
Plot: small town, military, survival, innocence lost, rebelliousness, society, political corruption, dishonesty, political unrest, small town life, fighting the system, politics ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Baby Blue Marine (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating
Plot: mistaken identity, basic training, life is a bitch, dull life, sexual relations, war, getting home, hopes, disgraced, wartime life, babies and infants, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, colorado
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47%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: gays and lesbians, state affairs, media satire, head of state, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, media, journalism, politics, campaign, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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46%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, politics, state affairs, society, militant, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, black market, friendship between women ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1967, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: san francisco, guatemala, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, touching, emotional ...
Plot: college, society, anti war, innocence lost, military life, rebellion, vietnam war, americana, soldier, military, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, rebellion, vietnam war, electric chair, society, political corruption, dealing with death, undercover, idealism, injustice, rally, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, political drama
Plot: white house, soldier, politics, presidential election, heroes, human spirit, dishonesty, political unrest, head of state, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, missouri, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, hopes, politics, bus, journalism, media, political corruption, state affairs, interracial relations, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, political unrest, politics, anti war, society
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: disturbing, rough, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison riot, fighting the system, politics, rebellion, hostages, state affairs, confined, deadly, human spirit, tough heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, coming of age, soldier, college, lifestyle, gender, rebellion, school, buddies, teenage life, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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