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We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014)
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We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014)
Original name: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night of the Fire." The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters.
Plot: racism, riot, xenophobia, hate crime, suicide, racial slur, beach, politician, fear, single father, arson, group of friends, loss of job, loss of friend, angry mob, father son relationship, family dinner, asian woman, neo nazi, black and white segues into color
Time: year 1992

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about racism, violence, murder, society, life is a bitch, crimes and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like We Are Young. We Are Strong.: La Haine (1995), Hell Train (1985), This Is England (2006), City of Hope (1991), Made in Britain (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: police brutality, urban ghetto life, skinhead, protest, racism, friendship, poverty, violence, arrest, social misfits, police officer, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
 4.7
 80
Hell Train (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This movie starts with three men arrested for disorderly conduct at a dance. After they are released, they take a train trip, vent their continuing anger on a young Arab, and kill the man by forcing him out of a window on the speeding train. Their ...
Plot: murder, police, train, witness, neo nazi, fascist, racism, riot, arab, city
Place: france
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46%
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, gang, vandalism, skinhead, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, violence, racial slur, ex convict, bully ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, social decay, dishonesty, injustice, americana, police corruption, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Made in Britain (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, social worker, teenager, prison, urban ghetto life, crimes, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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33%
 6.8
 155
Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, society, social decay, political unrest, media, journalism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, police brutality, ghetto, african american, police harassment ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Dead Indian (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.
Plot: shot in the leg, police brutality, shot through a window, violence, shot in the chest, racism, police officer, riot, innocent person killed, american indian, native american, courtroom ...
Time: 1990s
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 35K
Romper Stomper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, violence, arson, gang, vandalism, strangulation, love triangle, fighting the system, suburbs, social decay, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 10K
Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, massacre, vengeance, hindu, deadly, political unrest, destiny, chaos and mayhem, crimes, state affairs, danger, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, middle east, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 9K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, revenge, violence, corruption, suicide, riot, racism, juvenile delinquency, social relations, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, arrest, suicide, forgery, doctor, humiliation, anti semitism, war crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, civil rights, police brutality, racial slur, african american, motel, police, funeral, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 18th century Vienna. The true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart’s, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a ...
Plot: blind girl, father daughter relationship, dancing, servant, doctor patient relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor, pregnant, globe, piano, nosebleed, playing piano ...
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29%
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: racism, hate, refugee, ideology, ethnic, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, society, misfit, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 39K
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, based on true events
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Time: 1960s, year 1943, year 1969, year 1967
Place: detroit, michigan
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29%
 6.9
 217
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 83
Elijah (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Plot: racism, native american reservation, racial slur, part animation, indian reservation
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 2K
Scum (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power ...
Style: banned film
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Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 470
Schweigeminute (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A minute's silence is being observed in the grammar school of Hirtshafen, a small fishing town on the Baltic shore - in memory of Stella Petersen, the school's young English teacher. For one of her students, however, Stella was more than a ...
Plot: tug of war, beach, male nudity, female nudity, coin, teacher student relationship, ambulance, sex scene, fishing village
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27%
 4.8
 1K
Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Der Mann im Strom (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: job interview, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family dinner, unemployment, brother sister relationship, pregnancy, kitchen, father daughter relationship, ex convict, harbor, locker room, photo shoot ...
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, cynical, dark humor, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: rape, racism, anger, small town, guilty conscience, suffering, trial, loss of daughter, revenge, regret, name calling, death of daughter ...
Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Common Man (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the daughter, is quite a pretty young girl now. One day, Georges ...
Plot: rape, holiday, racism, lolita, lynching, foreigner, bourgeoisie, xenophobia, fair, neck breaking, caravan, police investigation ...
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26%
The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Deconstructing Griffith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four characters are united on an arduous inner journey of self-discovery, striving to implement the Jewish concept of tikkun olam in a perilous world of drug-trafficking, gang violence, addiction, mental anguish and personal struggle. A story about ...
Plot: philosophy, neo nazi, religion, stabbing, motorcycle, violence, basement, drugs, synagogue, jewish, knife, racism ...
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26%
 6.2
 972
Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, liberal, life is a bitch, legal action, confined, crimes, immigrants, social misfits, crime, power relations, dedicated lawyer, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
Plot: civil rights, murder, interracial friendship, racial, southerner, racial discrimination, husband wife relationship, deep south, racial tension, racism, racial prejudice, hate crime ...
Time: 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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