Movies like The Calm

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The Calm (1980)
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The Calm (1980)
Original name: Spokój
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into a conflict on a construction job between the corrupt boss and fellow workers secretly planning a strike. He becomes a pawn in one camp while remaining true to his ideals in the other. Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years.
Plot: politics, corruption, labor union, construction worker, worker, ex convict, strike, bigger dreams, twenty something, shipyard
Time: year 1979, year 1976, year 1977, year 1980, year 1978
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, thought provoking, serious and captivating films with plots about politics, worker, communism, working class, society, male nudity and corruption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Calm: The Scar (1976), Blind Chance (1987), Camera Buff (1979), Short Working Day (1995), Hands Up! (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Scar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is ...
Style: emotional, bleak, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: factory, small town, human nature, social relations, state affairs, politics, society, working class, innocence lost, moral dilemma, introspection, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, chance, airplane, infidelity, self discovery, polish, militant, couples, espionage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, bus, politics, polish, movie camera, film festival, friendship, family relations, couples, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Short Working Day (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kieślowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order.
Style: political drama
Plot: window, aquarium, government, clerk, communist, political party, committee, job, solidarity, politics, worker, megaphone ...
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63%
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Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: communism, medical profession, politics, plaster cast, post apocalypse, cinema
Place: poland
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The Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all strata of Polish society, who dance, get drunk and lament ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: wedding, ghost, romance, pregnancy, love affair, performer's life, satire, couples, family relations, revolution, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1900
Place: russia, austria, europe, poland
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52%
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Die Chance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jerzy Stuhr plays a high school teacher with a sensitive outlook on life and a soft spot for students who like art and literature as passionately as he does. His adversary is a possessed sports instructor, gaining growing control over the students ...
Plot: power, high school, band, resistance, bullying, director, new teacher, team, suicide attempt, blackmail, coach, school teacher ...
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The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: death of mother, illness, death of father, dying, death, corruption, fired from the job, father son relationship, mountaineer, frame up, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Style: tense, sexy, captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: politics, politician, priest, church, gay, government, corruption, political corruption, gay romance, media manipulation, power, government corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, testimony, injustice, idealism, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: election, politics, corruption, suicide attempt, gun, train, pig, family relations, voting
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: While a newly-built industrial bakery can produce bread, a three-person committee refused to sign acceptance documents citing numerous deficiencies. Lyonya Shindin, who works for a construction company, which built the bakery, follows the committee ...
Plot: female director, committee, construction worker, politics, construction, industry, train, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, taking off shoes
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39%
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At War (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: strike, labor union, working class, business manager, class struggle, hard labor, mayor, worker, factory, police, capitalism, struggle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Personnel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist.
Plot: technician, opera, crew, prankster, knitting, dance, prank, actor, photograph, singer, teenager, costume ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
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Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company.
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Plot: teenage boy, female nudity, father son relationship, tyranny, torture, rebel, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism, religion, student ...
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Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
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Plot: factory, revolution, politics, strike, reporter, labor union, state affairs, rebellion, workplace, journalism, society, media ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 1960s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Diary of a Worker (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juhani, a welder and Ritva, a right-wing backgrounded, future clerk get married. Soon we see that their marriage seems to be all about long business trips, housing problems, concerns about the money and political disagreements.
Style: social realism
Plot: unfaithful husband, urban setting, wedding, generation gap, politics, working class, past, welder, pregnancy, society, worker
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Wielki bieg (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in 1952, the story follows events around the "Peace Run", a propaganda 3-day marathon for peace. The winner is to be presented with a new motorcycle by the country's president. Chief organizer is a ruthless manipulator who will ...
Plot: stalinism, communist propaganda, shower, race, political activist, president, communism, letter, male nudity
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Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Station (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A detective goes out of his way to crack the case of a serial killer who specialises in murdering police officers.
Plot: salute, shooting, suicide note, snow, suicide, divorce, olympics, police officer, train station
Time: year 1968, year 1976, year 1979
Place: hokkaido
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30%
Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
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Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: train, shooting, murder, violence, death by gunshot, post war, drinking, drinking alcohol, ghost town, gun, death, world war two
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland
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29%
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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, torture, communism, police brutality, interrogation, police, youth, prison, accusation
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28%
Wife of an Important Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of an Egyptian police officer, during the regime of President Anwar El Sadat.
Plot: schoolgirl, arrest, university, domestic violence, politics, neighbor, suicide, terror, journalist, gambling, miscarriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1975, year 1977
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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27%
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Eva Braun (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Eva Braun takes inspiration from the actual sex scandals in the Italian Parliament and the 120 Days of Sodoma by Marquis De Sade. This mix create a grotesque journey through power, sex and will of people who does everything to be successful. Pier is ...
Plot: infidelity, secretary, scandal, orgy, simulated blow job, corrupt politician, female nudity, posing nude, cheating girlfriend, pervert, iphone, blow job ...
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27%
La mano invisible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Isaac Rosa, mordant parable on labor precariousness.
Plot: sewing machine, show, computer, surveillance, butcher, cleaning, interview, warehouse, labor strike, strike, worker, job interview ...
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27%