Movies like A Quiet Day in Belfast

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A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)
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A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andrew Angus Dalrymple's realistic portrait of a British soldier, his Irish lover and her twin sister amidst the strife of Northern Ireland.
Plot: sniper, religion, children, kidnapping, terrorism, gun, catholic, protestant, bomb, mistaken identity, mass child killing, pistol, dead children, bloody body of a child
Place: ireland, northern ireland, belfast

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Most similar movies to A Quiet Day in Belfast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about bomb, terrorism, society, children, kidnapping, politics and catholic mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Quiet Day in Belfast: The Informant (1997), Act of the Heart (1970), Conflict (1973), Children in the Crossfire (1984), Omagh (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, danger, tragic hero, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, society, police investigation, politics, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
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95%
Act of the Heart (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path.
Plot: catholic, devotion, loyalty, self destruction, nudity (full frontal - brief), self destructing, religious fanatic, female nudity, undressing, protestant, religion, religious
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93%
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Conflict (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the near future, the Catholic church has joined with other western religions in an ecumenical movement that has washed out much of the original message of the religion. A group of Irish monks have begun saying the mass again in Latin and have ...
Plot: visit, catholic, catholic priest, opening a door
Place: ireland
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59%
Children in the Crossfire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life passed from one generation to the next. In "Children in the Crossfire" four children from both sides of the conflict come to America through a special project, and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: religions or cults, injustice, reunion, self discovery, unemployment, culture clash, friendship, political unrest, politics, state affairs, youth, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, california, england, los angeles, northern ireland
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57%
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, false accusation, redemption, uncover truth, human spirit, injustice, legal ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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White Room (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine’s funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in ...
Plot: love, mystery, female director, obsession, fully clothed sex, surrealism, woman on top, male nudity, sex, older woman younger man relationship, mysterious woman, faked death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Which Way Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An American nurse is determined to smuggle a group of orphans out of Cambodia in the late 1970s, assisted by an Australian boat operator.
Plot: shot to death, nurse, mass grave, children, temple, boat, sea, orphan, death of child, jeep, child murder, dead children ...
Time: 70s
Place: cambodia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Terrorist Next Door (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization inspired by the real-life events surrounding the recruitment and capture of Ahmed Ressam - aka the "Millennium Bomber". Ressam was convicted of smuggling a bomb into the United States as part of an Al Qaeda plot to blow up ...
Plot: counter terrorism, terrorism, border crossing, father figure, u.s. canadian border, public humiliation, bomb, terrorist, smuggling, al qaeda, father son relationship, drinking ...
Place: canada
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45%
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The Demons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A ten year old boy, prone to excessive worry, begins to succumb to his anxiety as a string of child abductions plague his town.
Plot: boy, fear, anxiety, children, child abduction, gender, kidnapping, bullying, sexual exploration, coming of age, birthday, filicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, conscription, french canadian, catholic, canadian, religion
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, terrorism, kidnapping, good versus evil, deadly, politics, crimes, revolution, working class, rebellion, confined, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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43%
The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A university student finds himself wrapped up in the bizarre world of his next door neighbor, learning about his history and relationship with a girl who changed his life.
Plot: illiteracy, kidnapping, tape recorder, zoo, friendship, bowie knife, animal cruelty, gun, duck, foreigner
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37%
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: small town, electricity, confession, small town life, idealism, society, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, social relations, catholic priest, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Children of Rage (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The viscous conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is now a generation old. For many of the children of the region, the terrorist war has been going on for their entire lifetimes, killing their family and friends, and overshadowing their ...
Plot: war, children, politics, terrorist, hospital, bomb, physician
Place: palestine, israel
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35%
 6.3
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Good Favour (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenage stranger is welcomed into a household in a devout Catholic village and gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be magical powers.
Plot: mysterious stranger, catholic, female director, village, teenager, faith, male nudity, religion, christianity, superstition, folklore
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Orphans (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids, when a small time criminal enters their lives.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, orphan, child in peril, manipulation, family relations, crimes, manipulations, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, village, lottery, money lender, child abuse, school, literacy, city, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I still hide to smoke (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Α tragi-comedy about 9 women of different ages and various backgrounds that gather in an Algerian hammam to talk about their lives.
Plot: bare breasts, muslim, baby, pregnant woman, power outage, plumber, stabbed to death, massage, pregnancy, explosion, candle, menstrual blood ...
Time: 1990s, year 1995, 90s
Place: north africa, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, radical, danger, society, murder, brother brother relationship, muslim, family relations, terrorist attack, drug dealing, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Eyes of a Thief (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A father with a dangerous secret searching for his daughter.
Plot: female director, daughter, bomb, sniper, israeli palestinian conflict, father, israeli army
Place: palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Girl in the Bunker (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in 2006 and based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf, this powerful film explores the tension-filled ten days Elizabeth was kidnapped and held prisoner by Vinson Filyaw. Imprisoned in a secret underground bunker hidden deep in the woodland, ...
Plot: rape of a minor, bunker, kidnapping, sexual predator, sexual assault, sex slave, impersonating a police officer, teenage girl, cell phone, police, rape
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Nun and the Torture (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Chief of Police Rui, a happily married man of principles, is in charge of investigating Joana, a teacher who's accused of political crimes. After some false starts, he manages to arrest her, but is startled to learn that she's also a nun. ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), oral sex, labia, cunnilingus, male nudity, gun, female nudity, prison, nun, vulva
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
San Babila-8 P.M. (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A quartet of young neo-Fascists terrorise the Milanise locals while the Police mostly look the other way.
Plot: communism, union, class struggle, female nudity, terrorism, violence, one day, sunglasses, dildo, brutality, bomb, rally ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ira, society, rebellion, legal, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, politics, political intrigue, social decay, terrorism, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Truth Commissioner (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield, played by Roger Allam, a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland. Eager to make good as a ...
Plot: politics, intolerance, ira, ethnic conflict, war crime
Place: northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Paper Dove (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, coming of age, communist, marxism, attack, prison, innocence lost, kidnapping, countryside, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Wall (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: David Kinsella, funded by the Norwegian Film Institute, arrived in North Korea ready to make a documentary about a young poet at the invitation of the North Korean government, but filming hadn’t gotten very far when Kinsella realized that ...
Plot: totalitarianism, bigotry, dictatorship, puppet, catholicism, child, deception, concentration camp
Place: north korea, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the earlier bombing attack on the Twin Towers in New York
Plot: firefighter, world trade center manhattan new york city, explosion, rescue, terrorist, bomb, terrorism, skyscraper, fire
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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30%
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.
Plot: kidnapping, fbi agent, ransom, heiress, terrorist group, partisan
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Agnus Dei (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young girl Johanne is left by her mother at a solemn convent school. The school is a strange world to her, and when she feels unable to comply with the demands of faith she faces a difficult decision.
Plot: school, topless girl, girl, menstruation, nun, catholicism, children, convent, female full frontal nudity, religion, breasts
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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