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Human Cargo (2004)
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Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The series was written by Linda Svendsen and Brian McKeown.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, epic, bleak
Plot: immigrants, racism, rebellion, politics, family relations, life is a bitch, legal, society, state affairs, refugee, political unrest, illegal immigrant, militia, human trafficking, hotshot hero, lesbian, civil war, torture, immigration, war refugee
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about life is a bitch, society, state affairs, family relations, rebellion, politics and political unrest mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Human Cargo: Tar Angel (2001), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Pinochet's Last Stand (2006), Red Rose (2014), Home Again (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tar Angel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: computer virus, muslim, rebellion, rebelliousness, uncover truth, society, militant, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, on the run, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
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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: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, society, political unrest, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, against humanity, downfall, human rights, dictator, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: london, england
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Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, violence, sex scene, torture, extramarital affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, gangsters, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, africa, england, canada, usa
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The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, refugee, immigrants, escapades, illegal immigrant, post war, illegal immigration, rescue from drowning, river, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
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Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
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Plot: family relations, racism, post war, false accusation, interracial relations, prejudice, society, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, religions or cults, couples ...
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Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
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Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, family problems, injustice, human nature, society, partners, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
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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
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My Tehran for Sale (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Valley of Tears (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie, a Canadian editor specialized in testimonies of Genocide survivors, starts to receive anonymous large envelopes with the narrative of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie investigates the origin ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Mad Ship (2013)
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
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Afterburn (1992)
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, gloomy
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Country: USA
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, fairy tale, offbeat
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Sub terra (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
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1992 (2015)
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
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