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The Death of Empedocles
Original name: Der Tod des Empedokles
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Plot: utopia, communism
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Teddy Bear
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and harsh films with plots including communism, politics, utopia, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor and culture clash themes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Death of Empedocles: Communists (2014), Andromeda Nebula (1967), The Rum Diary (2011), Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011), I Am Curious (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Communists
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 70 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, realistic
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Andromeda Nebula
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 65 min.
Plot: utopia, communism, space travel, trapped in space, survival, outer space, love
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The Rum Diary
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Style: talky, stylized, sexy, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty, biting, cynical, reflective, absurd, enigmatic, surreal, melancholic, non-linear, psychedelic, clever, road movie, harsh, ironic, light
Plot: journalism, newspaper, drugs/alcohol, island, hotel, drug abuse, drugs, obsession, adaptation, love triangle, drinking, writers, journalist, alcohol, media, greed, storytelling, fall in love, cockfight, voodoo, carnival, protest, rum, fire breathing, vomiting, drunkenness, drug addiction, writer's life, dialogue, writing, insanity, artists and showbiz, corruption, mentor, friends, brutality, sarcasm, catastrophe, escapades, life philosophy, distopia, literature, pornography, book, love and romance, disorder, runaway, culture clash, existentialism, utopia
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1960
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    User:   64%
 
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, offbeat, bleak, talky, harsh, absurd, funny, clever, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic, light, cynical, intellectual, surreal, witty, stylized
Plot: culture clash, teacher, unfulfilled love, russian, down on your luck, life philosophy, existentialism, imaginary kingdom, romance, magic, fish out of water, imaginary, creativity, apartment, twists & turns, art, love affair, mentor, family, pornography, capitalism, nothing goes right, utopia, dialogue, catastrophe, fall in love, redemption, love and romance, loneliness, misfit, music teacher, cat, adventure, disorder, greed, fantasy world, french, childhood, life & death, prejudice, brutality, magic realism, adaptation, censorship, love, children, psychiatry, eccentricity, communism, storytelling
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Captain Fantastic
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, reflective, cerebral, intellectual, sad, sweet, interesting, harsh, clever, heartbreaking, realistic, intense, talky, philosophical, earnest, compassionate, road movie
Audience: kids
Plot: parenthood, male nudity, capitalism, road trip, hospital, family bonds, family drama, coming of age, literature, children, storytelling, world politics, suicide, dysfunctional family, runaway, wilderness, mentor, culture clash, brainwashing, childhood, life, single father, honest, mental illness, family, survival, tragedy, love, pornography, idealism, life philosophy, death, depression, greed, catastrophe, corruption, twists & turns, school, utopia, beautiful scenery, freedom, survivalist, food, destiny, socialism, off the grid, funeral, loss of wife, home schooling, suicide of wife
Place: washington state
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    User:   50%
 
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The Tragedy of Man
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Duration: 160 min.
Style: futuristic, epic
Plot: crusader, adam and eve, pharaoh, ancient egypt, capitalism, utopia, lucifer, hungarian, ancient rome, philosophy, society, existentialism, french revolution, hedonism, communism, devil, christianity, spacecraft, scientist, 2d animation, religion
Place: ancient greece
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System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
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Child 44
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, intense, suspense, cerebral, melancholic, bad ending, factual, absurd, interesting, macabre
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, russian, investigation, against the rules, spy, paranoia, uncover truth, torture, propaganda, politics, cold war, adaptation, murder mystery, brutality, crimes, corruption, fighting the system, betrayal, mystery, justice, deadly, secrets, twists & turns, stalinism, law enforcement, lone hero, revolution, period piece, rebellion, catastrophe, storytelling, chase, dialogue, book, pornography, fight scenes, surveillance, death, distopia, crime, child murder, military, destiny, utopia, brainwashing, mentor, stereotypes, first contact
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1950s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
K-19: The Widowmaker
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Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
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Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns, serious, rough, dramatic, factual, intense, interesting, harsh, exciting, talky
Audience: boys' night
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Place: russia, soviet union
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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Bitter Sugar
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Duration: 195 min.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, talky, clever, intellectual, tense, sentimental, romantic, cerebral, cynical, melancholic, breathtaking, dramatic, satirical, harsh, enigmatic, witty, interesting, ironic
Plot: politics, revolution, romance, journalism, communism, cold war, political, idealism, love, genocide, writer's life, love story, love triangle, capitalism, propaganda, greed, world politics, beautiful scenery, adultery, political unrest, civil war, betrayal, period piece, love and romance, utopia, runaway, writers, culture clash, state affairs, fighting the system, couples, dialogue, corruption, lovers reunited, russian, rebelliousness, catastrophe, fascism, couple relations, infidelity, storytelling, mentor, love affair, journalist, rebellion, courage, artists and showbiz, manipulation, adaptation, relationships
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, california, portland oregon, saint petersburg, finland, soviet union, middle east, france, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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The Pacifist
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Plot: fascist, communist, journalist, student protest, repression, communism, fashion model, religion, russian roulette, shot to death, murder
Place: milan italy
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System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
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Westler
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Plot: berlin wall, lgbt, curfew, cold war, communism, gay bar, homosexual, escape, love
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
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The Second Time
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 80 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
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    User:   26%
 
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Kolya
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Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious, reflective, humorous, talky, sweet, sincere, harsh, clever, breathtaking, melancholic, cerebral, light, road movie, interesting, romantic
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, poland, germany, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, moscow russia
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    User:   25%
 
The House by the Sea
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Plot: refugee, grief, family, migrant, refugees, social decay, mediterranean, woman slaps man, seaside, reminiscence, echo, villa, suicide pact, suicide note, idealism, communism, working class, loss of daughter, octopus, fisherman, holding hands, children, actress, grave, sea, older woman younger man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, inheritance, suicide, death, cigarette smoking, dead brother, bathtub, flashback, soldier, military, kiss
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Place: south of france
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For a Woman
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Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: france
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
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The Big Dream
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: europe, italy
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    User:   23%
 
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The Gate
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: captivity, against humanity, confined, survival, communist, ideology, political repression, communism, mass murder, genocide
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia
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    User:   22%
 
Requiem for Dominic
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Plot: politics, dictatorship, exile, communism, demonstration, revolution
Place: romania
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
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Wielki bieg
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Plot: stalinism, political activist, communism, race, president, letter, male nudity, shower
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: dishonesty, terrorism, state affairs, crime, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, bomb, police investigation, politics, danger, deadly, law enforcement, counterculture, police detective, anarchist, falling from a window, italian history, communism, terrorist, suicide, shot to death, controversy, bank
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
Marcowe migdaly
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: emigration, communism, suicide attempt, classmate, youth, anti semitism, high school, teenager, party
Time: 1960s
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Sunday Pranks
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
Plot: stalinism, courtyard, communism, medal, bullying, kitten, leader, children, arrest
Time: 1950s
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
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Handcuffs
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Plot: handcuffs, secret police, peasant, wedding, communism, rape
Place: yugoslavia
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    User:   23%
 
A Borrowed Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Style: family saga
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Time: 1950s
Place: taiwan, china
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System:   24%
    User:   27%
 

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