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Dirty Hearts (2011)
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Original name: Corações Sujos
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants that accepted the truth were persecuted. Some were hunted down and assassinated - by their own countrymen - causing the start of a new, private war. Dirty Hearts is a thriller and love story told by the wife of one of the fanatics dedicated to preach Japanese victory. Little by little, she watches her husband, a hard-working immigrant, become an assassin and their love story fade away.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, crimes, society, life is a bitch, couples, immigrants, state affairs, brainwashing, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, school, violence, assassin, death, photographer, betrayal, sword, radio, lie, photograph, honor, little girl, murder ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, deadly, state affairs and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Dirty Hearts: 06/05 (2004), No God, No Master (2013), Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013), The Confession (1970), Against the Wall (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, assassination, fighting the system, politics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, political unrest, law enforcement, danger, crimes, state affairs, assassination, society, deadly, assassination attempt ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1919
Place: usa
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Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, moral dilemma, political conspiracy, kidnapping, political corruption, crimes, mission gone awry, dishonesty, frame up, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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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, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, false accusation, social decay, price of justice, isolation, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague, soviet union, prague czechoslovakia ...
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Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, escape, hostage, anti hero, injustice, workplace situations, anti heroes, crimes, hostages, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political unrest, society, state affairs, mystery, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the known events that shook the United States for 23 days in 2002. Within 24 hours six people were killed by a sniper in Maryland County. A man and his son get overlooked in all settings where shootings occur. The police, in cooperation ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: terrorism, murder, police, sniper, police detective, crimes, track down, danger, deadly, law enforcement, society, manhunt ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, war correspondent, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
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Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, religions or cults, culture clash, life is a bitch, deadly, husband wife relationship, investigation, death, politics, murder, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, danger, deadly, politics, state affairs, world trade center, americana, society, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, pakistan, israel, manhattan new york city ...
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Savage Messiah (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Savage Messiah is a docudrama about Roch "Moïse" Thériault, the charismatic former leader of a small religious group based near Burnt River, Ontario, Canada. Between 1977 and 1989 he held sway over as many as 12 adults and 26 children. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Plot: sect, manipulation, social worker, small town, investigation, psychopath, religions or cults, society, leadership, crimes, life is a bitch, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, society, political unrest, political conspiracy, journalism, dishonesty, political intrigue, assassination attempt, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Fine Dead Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Croatia
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
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Cut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, USA, South Korea, Turkey
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a ...
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21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, suspenseful ...
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, society, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, simulated sex ...
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Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, crimes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
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51%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
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Hostage (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Turkey, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
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Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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Style: serious, tense, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
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44%
The Trespasser (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Estevão , Ivan e Gilberto são companheiros desde os tempos de faculdade e sócios de uma construtora de sucesso há mais de 15 anos. O relacionamento entre eles sempre foi muito bom, até que um desentendimento na condução dos negócios faz com ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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44%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
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