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The Death of Empedocles (1987)
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The Death of Empedocles
Original name: Der Tod des Empedokles
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: utopia, communism
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Camera Buff
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 8.0
Captain Fantastic
Comedy, Drama
USA
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 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, cerebral and serious films with plots about communism, utopia, politics, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling and pornography mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Death of Empedocles: Communists (2014), Andromeda Nebula (1967), Captain Fantastic (2016), The Rum Diary (2011), The Tragedy of Man (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Communists
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Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking
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Andromeda Nebula
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Humans on spaceship named "Tantra" are exploring the unknown part of the Universe. The spaceship gets trapped by the mysterious Iron Star. The Iron Star's powerful force of gravity is to hold the spaceship for 20 years. The humans are ...
Plot: outer space, love, survival, trapped in space, space travel, utopia, communism
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Captain Fantastic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parenthood, road trip, family bonds, children, single father, off the grid, funeral, loss of wife, family drama, mental illness, teenage girl, family values ...
Place: washington state
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The Rum Diary
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: talky, stylized, sexy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, drugs/alcohol, island, hotel, drug abuse, drugs, obsession, adaptation, love triangle, drinking, writers ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1960
Place: latin america, puerto rico, caribbean
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    User:   45%
 
The Tragedy of Man
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Jankovic’s adaptation of the eponymous play, is divided into multiple parts and depicts the creation and fall of Man throughout history.
Style: futuristic, epic
Plot: society, ancient rome, philosophy, lucifer, hungarian, utopia, devil, pharaoh, ancient egypt, capitalism, french revolution, existentialism ...
Place: ancient greece
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Camera Buff
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: friendship, censorship, obsession, drinking, bus, existentialism, childhood, factory, art, loneliness, artist, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, new jersey, warsaw poland
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I Am Curious
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, ...
Style: sexual, stylized, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sex, politics, male nudity, censorship, sexuality, strong sexual content, self discovery, pornography, revolution, political, sexual relations, race issues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, spain, california, israel ...
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: business, capitalism, political corruption, idealism, book, rebelliousness, philosophy, alternate reality, adaptation, fighting the system, politics, writer's life ...
Time: future
Place: usa, colorado
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    User:   35%
 
Window to Paris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Victor Mikhalkov). The room's previous ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: culture clash, teacher, unfulfilled love, russian, down on your luck, life philosophy, existentialism, romance, imaginary kingdom, magic, fish out of water, imaginary ...
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, paris france
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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Bitter Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: politics, revolution, hotel, capitalism, forbidden love, drinking, love affair, classic car, prostitution, political unrest, brutality, poverty ...
Place: cuba, latin america, europe, florida, miami ...
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
K-19: The Widowmaker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: russia, soviet union
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    User:   28%
 
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 107
The Pacifist
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout.
Plot: journalist, communist, fascist, student protest, shot to death, murder, repression, communism, fashion model, religion, russian roulette
Place: milan italy
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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Westler
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, cold war, curfew, lgbt, gay bar, homosexual, communism, love, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany
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System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
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Requiem for Dominic
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Requiem for Dominic powerfully portrayed the upheaval in that liminal space between revolution and order. This drama is captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they were unfolding in ...
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Place: romania
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    User:   32%
 
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 56K
Child 44
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
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Wielki bieg
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: letter, president, political activist, stalinism, communism, race, male nudity, shower
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    User:   31%
 
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Handcuffs
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yugoslavia, 1948, the year of Inform Bureau's resolution and Tito's break-up with Stalin. The story takes place during a wedding in the Dalmatian inland in Croatia. Ante marries a much younger woman, Visnja; the groom's godfather is ...
Plot: handcuffs, secret police, peasant, wedding, rape, communism
Place: yugoslavia
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    User:   27%
 
Marcowe migdaly
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama directed by Radoslaw Piwowarski.
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Time: 1960s
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Sunday Pranks
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Made in 1983, shelved for four years. A chilling tale about kids playing in a bombed-out Warsaw courtyard on the day of Stalin's death, while their parents are away at the church or a memorial procession.
Plot: arrest, bullying, kitten, children, leader, communism, courtyard, stalinism, medal
Time: 1950s
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    User:   24%
 
A Borrowed Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
Style: family saga
Plot: countryside, nationalism, communism, father son relationship, boy, poverty
Time: 1950s
Place: taiwan, china
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Signorina Effe
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.
Plot: strike, factory, worker, italian history, communism, syndicate, turin italy
Place: italy
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Father
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can ...
Plot: post world war two, elementary school, 12 year old, boy, single mother, communism, partisan
Place: hungary
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The Second Time
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Professor Alberto Sajevo sees a woman walking in downtown Turin and starts following her for days; he finally meets her and they start talking, but they both give fake names. She is not the common secretary she pretends to be, but ex-terrorist Lisa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: hidden identity, mind game, terrorism, stalking, crimes, communism, shot in the head, river, brother sister relationship, university, jail, turin italy
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
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Karnak Cafe
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 ...
Plot: politics, torture, police brutality, youth, accusation, communism, police, prison, interrogation
Place: egypt
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    User:   31%
 
The Sun Rises Once a Day
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Directed by Henryk Kluba
Plot: rebellion, mountaineer, folk tale, remorse, communism, fire, fight, punishment, village, imprisonment
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Nahapet
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, genocide, communism, survivor, bolshevik
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: armenia, soviet union
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Partner
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In PARTNER, Bernardo Bertolucci conflated his interests in psychoanalysis, nonlinear narrative, and Godard to create a uniquely avant-garde work unlike anything in his ouevre. The film is loosely based on Dostoyevsky's novel THE DOUBLE and ...
Plot: quotation, class struggle, car, murder, student, kiss, surrealism, communism, marxism
Time: year 1968
Place: rome italy
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Gulag Vorkuta
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral questions about the meaning of life, sacrifice and freedom.
Plot: genocide, christian, artist, faith, love, gulag, dissident, communism, marxism
Place: ussr
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