Movies like Life Is Beautiful 1979

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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Original name: La vita è bella
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: killer, police, murder, politics, crimes, crime
Place: italy, portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, police, politics, mafia, death, crimes and terrorism mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Life Is Beautiful: Criminal Desires (2013), Law of Courage (1994), Love Me Strangely (1971), Long Live the Bride (2015), Good Morning, Night (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: murder, police, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Law of Courage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands ...
Plot: mafia, assassination, judge, sicilian, police, murder, carabinieri
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy
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Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, sexual relations, driven mad, french giallo, prostitute, husband wife relationship, police, wife husband relationship
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Long Live the Bride (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a despairing, fatalistic Rome, Nicola finds himself flirting with the city’s dark side. Drinking too much and living among drifters, petty criminals and anxious immigrants, Nicola becomes entwined in an insurance scam that leads him further ...
Plot: police, murder suspect, murder
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, radical, revolution, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, conspiracy theory, scandal, italian history, terrorism, sicilian, air disaster, years of lead
Time: 80s
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, palermo italy, sicily
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Angel's Leap (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this French crime thriller, you can leave the mob, but the mob won't leave you. Louis (Jean Yanne) has retired to a Thailand plantation with an Asian wife and child. Back in Marseilles, however, because a no-holds-barred gang war has broken ...
Plot: revenge, killer, unfaithful wife, murder, italian american, police, brother brother relationship, self justice, plantation, mafia don, hitman, mafia ...
Place: bangkok thailand, marseille
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In one of their best roles ever, distinguished actors Nour Al Sherif and Souad Hosni star in this film depicting the unstable social and political life in Egypt during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film revolved around a group of university ...
Style: political
Plot: politics, police, police brutality, interrogation, youth, communism, prison, accusation, torture
Place: egypt
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Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has ...
Plot: italian fascism, leftist, police, farm, fascism, countryside, resistance
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, italy
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Segreti segreti (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Laura participates in terrorist attack against a magistrate; a member of her commando is shot to death. Such begins the story of women: Maria and Rosa, the mother and sister of the killed terrorist; Gina, the old nanny of Laura; her mother Marta and ...
Plot: years of lead, mother daughter relationship, italian woman, earthquake, leftist, terrorism, murder, italian history, communist
Time: 80s
Place: southern italy, italy
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The Cricket (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: parent child relationship, prostitute, maid, brothel, mother daughter relationship, suicide by drowning, murder, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: italy
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Giovanni Falcone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain the complete control of smuggles. ...
Plot: police officer shot in the chest, police officer bombed, police officer, killed in police car, police lineup, heroes, italian police, mafia, bombing, police officer shot, police officer shot in the head, carabinieri ...
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily
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San Babila-8 P.M. (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A quartet of young neo-Fascists terrorise the Milanise locals while the Police mostly look the other way.
Plot: female nudity, fascism, dildo, police, terrorism, informant, wealthy family, years of lead, rape, politics, kidnapping, gang rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
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Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the eighties, Sirio, a young worker at the steelworks in Terni with a past in the student struggles, decided to abandon his job as a soldier in an extreme left-wing group.
Plot: years of lead, communist, working class, organized crime, mafia, prison riot, friendship, violence, police, prison, jail, terrorism
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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Boy on the Bridge (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates finds himself in the centre of a murder investigation that exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever.
Plot: coming of age, explosive, police, murder, violence, death, funeral
Place: cyprus
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Nest of Vipers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the Fascist era in Venice, a young music student has affairs with two beautiful women.
Plot: fascism, love, incest, nylons, man and woman naked in bed, male full rear nudity, older woman younger man sex, fascist, female nudity, piano teacher, male nudity, legs ...
Time: 1930s
Place: venice, italy
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Lea (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lea grew up in a crime family in Calabria. The father of her daughter Denise is also a member of the Mafia. Lea, however, wants a different life for her daughter, free of violence, fear and falsehood. She decides to cooperate with justice, to ...
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Place: italy, milan italy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, saga
Plot: wartime life, rivalry, betrayal, politics, parents and children, wrongfully committed, fall in love, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, bikini, investigation, femme fatale, socialite, sex, erotica, seduction, love
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution ring run by two pensioners; during his investigations he also learns that a former manicurist shacks up with ten students, the prefect's ...
Plot: politics, police, prostitute, corruption, doctor, prostitution, dual identity
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death.
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Time: 70s
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Story: A young woman with cancer travels to a remote wilderness zone in Northern Italy in search of an alternative cure. What she and her friend, Martino, find is a secluded paradise, but their arrival threatens its fragile existence.
Plot: library, alternative medicine, redemption, mountain, recluse, police chase, skinny dipping, wilderness, nature
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34%
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Two Friends (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two Sicilian friends, Nunzio and Pino, share the same apartment in Turin. Nunzio works in a factory but is laid off because of his illness. Pino, on the other hand, is a mysterious man and he is always traveling because of his work. Nunzio would ...
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, embezzlement, stock broker, couple relations, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, ...
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31%
Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, clever
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, fighting the system, manipulations, state affairs, bribery, lie ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1940s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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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...
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Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murder, plantation, mafia, marijuana, drugs, drug
Place: andalusia
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Xian's Finest (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wu, a veteran police officer in Xian, is demoted to work in a community policing center after he accidentally injures a hostage during a rescue mission. At first the new job appears to be simple and straightforward, but Wu and his family gradually ...
Plot: urban setting, taxi, police station, hostage, anonymous letter, rape, murder, murder investigation, piano, cop killer, false accusation, police ...
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Shadow Days (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A quasi-ghost story about a young urban Chinese couple returning to their dusty rural roots interrogates one child policy and authoritarianism.
Plot: blood, new identity, death, murder, pregnant woman, knife, church, fog, abortion, police, pregnant, stabbing ...
Place: china
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