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, ex convict, strike, bigger dreams, worker, shipyard
Time: year 1979, year 1976, year 1978, year 1977, year 1980
Place: poland

Most similar movies to The Calm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, witty and sincere films with plots about politics, communism, worker, working class, train, corruption and police mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Calm: The Scar (1976), Blind Chance (1987), Hands Up! (1981), Short Working Day (1981), Camera Buff (1979). 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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: factory, small town, working class, politics, society, human nature, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, small town life, state affairs, social relations ...
Place: poland
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95%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, student, airplane, destiny, self discovery, political party, train station, espionage, infidelity, love and romance ...
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70%
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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 ...
Plot: plaster cast, politics, medical profession, communism, political, cinema
Place: poland
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60%
Short Working Day (1981)
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: clerk, window, political party, aquarium, government, communist, solidarity, megaphone, committee, demonstration, worker, politics
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59%
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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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie camera, bus, factory, politics, friendship, polish, factory worker, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, corruption, death of father, illness, death, dying, father son relationship, fired from the job, mother son relationship
Place: poland
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52%
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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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, love affair, pregnancy, revolution, romance, love and romance, couples, journalism, state affairs, family relations, independence, wedding party ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: austria, europe, poland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, gun, train, corruption, suicide attempt, pig
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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: committee, industry, construction, train, politics, construction worker, taking off shoes, pantyhose
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: filmmaker, communism, politics, idealism, friendship, pregnancy, working class, injustice, eviction, testimony, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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41%
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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.
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40%
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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: tournament, training, coach, suicide attempt, school teacher, handball, tyranny, team, power, band, resistance, blackmail ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, corruption, murder, revenge, obsession, politician, political unrest, government, political activist, justice, torture, military ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: teacher, boy, school, male nudity, teenage boy, police, politics, rebel, boarding house, pre world war one, religion, coming of age ...
Place: poland
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31%
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Big Animal (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
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Place: poland
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31%
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 142
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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31%
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Cart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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The Minister’s Wife (1981)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
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28%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1972, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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.
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Time: year 1968, year 1979, year 1976
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28%
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The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
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28%
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 85
The Magnate (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 171 min.
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Place: poland, mine
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27%
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Past Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 12
Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: politics, discussion, rebellion, political activist, philosophy, underground, commune, girlfriend, roommate, college, friendship, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 2K
The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Plot: politics, human rights, money, husband wife relationship, spy, military, sex scene, resistance, breakfast, murder, shower, corruption ...
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 696
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.
Plot: business manager, capitalism, layoff, class struggle, newborn, business competition, economic crisis, labor strike, struggle, ceo, self immolation, tv news ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Two Moons (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Panoramic view of a resort town in the summer of 1930. In seventeen episodes we get a glimpse at the microcosm of its colourful inhabitants and visitors, Poles and Jews, the high society and the desperately poor.
Plot: worker, blind man, small town, resort, artist, social class, visitor, lower class, summertime
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%