Movies like Cananea

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Cananea (1978)
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Cananea (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on a true story in the American owned Cananea mine. It depicts how the owner profits while the Mexican workers struggle to survive and are exploited for their labour.
Plot: police, struggle, soldier, border, train, repression, city, massacre, mine, worker, american, mexican revolution, squad, company, master, jail, bigotry, union, class struggle, strike, martial law, monopoly, arrest, cavalry, confrontation ...
Place: mexico, arizona, sonora

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and rough films with plots about society, massacre, heroes, soldier, horse, blood and violence mostly in Drama, History and Western genres. Some movies like Cananea: Letters from Marusia (1975), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Rebellion in Patagonia (1974), Buffalo Soldiers (1997), 1900 (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Letters from Marusia (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The ...
Plot: latin american history, worker, history of chile, company, class struggle, pickaxe, city, dynamite, army, rebellion, train tracks, socialist ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, intense, factual ...
Plot: native american, apache, bounty hunter, racism, historical figure, surrender, battles, soldier, bigotry, betrayal, interracial romance, prejudice ...
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920, workmen of Patagonia (Argentina), grouped into anarchist and socialist societies, decide to strike demanding better working conditions. Among the workers there are numerous European immigrants acting as ideological ferment of their peers. ...
Plot: anarchism, labor union, political repression, labor strike, train, union, oppression, anarchy, strike, massacre, military
Place: patagonia, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: They've ridden dusty miles without end and fought fierce battles. Yet when these brave African-American cavalrymen enter a scraggly frontier town, they must walk through it instead of ride. The town dishonors them but the soldiers' ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, tense
Plot: racism, battles, interracial relations, military, u.s. cavalry, anti war, media satire, politics, injustice, americana, oracle, media ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, socialism, fall in love, social differences, society, war, political unrest ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, injustice, leadership, society, social decay, legal, crimes, rebel, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, factual, surreal
Plot: mexican revolution, filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, state affairs, battle zone, rebelliousness, campaign, violence, battle, battles, revolution ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, epic, stylized
Plot: rebellion, battles, military, fighting the system, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, society, injustice, civil war, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: strike, working class, seaport, life is a bitch, labor union, pursuit, journalism, media, idealism, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: rough, serious, emotional, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, canada, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 2K
The Tracker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: aborigine, racism, manhunt, murder, australian outback, fanatic, expedition, vigilantism, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Gopher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, ...
Style: surreal, cult film, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, tunnel, monastery, nihilism, dwarf, monk, mole, vengeance, cult, danger, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 29
Cuchillo (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mexico, 1978
Plot: ambush, one man army, stagecoach, initiation, shoot out, u.s. constitution, steam train, winchester rifle, cowboys and indians, apache, apache territory, apache indian ...
Place: arizona, mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 70
New World (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the end of the 16th century, as the Spanish conquerors strive to subdue the New World, they confront another problem of equal magnitude: the evangelization of the natives, who are people of deep religious beliefs and refuse to understand nor ...
Plot: virgin, religion, virgin mary, catholicism, native american, mexican, controversy, painting
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: miner, poverty, imperialism, mass murder, colonialism, political repression, strike, massacre, school, racism, class struggle, history of chile ...
Time: 1900s
Place: chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, starvation, culture clash, homecoming, society, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, military, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Reward (1965)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crash-landed crop-duster (Max von Sydow) betrays a fugitive (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and his girlfriend (Yvette Mimieux) to Mexican bounty hunters.
Plot: posse, reward, squad, neo noir, mexican, pilot, chihuahua, modern western, air disaster, desert, bounty hunter, horse ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 131
Martín Fierro (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Argentina
Duration: 120 min.
Story: First film of epic triptych complete "The Saint of the Sword" and "Guemes land in arms." Adaptation of the poem on the gaucho Martin Fierro Argentine writer José Hernández. When Martin Fierro returns to the family ranch it is ...
Plot: cowboy, deputy, sergeant, black man, civilization, camp, cow, horse, squad, brother, showdown, army ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: More documentary in its approach than dramatized history, this is a compelling story about a 1901 children's strike in Wrzesnia near the Polish border with Prussia. Poland was partitioned at this time, and a rigidly patriotic Prussian teacher ...
Plot: protest, confession, school teacher, scandal, frontier, suffering, city, religion, trial, blackmail, lesson, arrest ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, political drama
Plot: politics, investigation, crimes, state affairs, political unrest, law enforcement, society, danger, assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1919
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Paradise Trail (1979)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In a small western town in the late 1800′s, two outlaws take a blind preacher, his wife and an Indian girl as hostages in their flight from the law. Excitement mounts when Dan, one of the outlaws makes a shocking discovery. The last train to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: hostage, revenge, outlaw, u.s. marshal, train station, church, preacher, squad, gun, blind man, pastor, sermon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Metello (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Metello struggles to escape from the poverty that led to the premature death of his parents, and that is the lot of the working class in northern Italy during the second half of the 19th century. Metello fights his way out from his condition through ...
Plot: gardening, engineer, death of wife, construction site, illiteracy, orphan, cheating wife, adulterous husband, broken promise, first person narration, funeral, prison ...
Time: 1900s, 1890s
Place: florence, italy, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To save a group of horses slated to be destroyed by the US Cavalry, a group of officers rebel and begin a journey towards Canada to save themselves and the mounts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cavalry, soldier, animal life, military life, leadership, survival, on the road, heroic mission, battles, on the run, anti war, insubordination ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 30s, 1950s
Place: canada, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, serious, epic ...
Plot: revolution, manhunt, on the run, rebelliousness, military, rebellion, idealism, heroes, escapades, state affairs, obsessive quest, political unrest ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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In Four Rows (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story about the Bleiburg massacre, seen from a Croatian Home Defenders point of view.
Plot: world war two, massacre, motorcycle, border, thirst, destiny, explosion, knife, anarchy, blood, fear, soldier ...
Time: year 1945
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Dubious Battle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: strike, class struggle, labor, rebellion, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, idealism, landowner, birth, valley, labor strike, communist ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, vigilantism, bank robbery, revenge, pacifist, crime, vengeance, investigation, heist, deadly, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: labor union, strike, working class, business manager, factory, news report, hard labor, mayor, class struggle, struggle, protest, demonstration ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 2.9
 125
Savage Journey (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They forged a new land in the untamed wilderness - with their heart, their hands, and their faith in god.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: church, wilderness, graphic violence, escapades, state affairs, society, showbiz, religions or cults, clergy, politics, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: ohio, missouri, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 945
Orderers (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.
Plot: french canadian, martial law, terrorism, false accusation, police, prison, politics
Place: montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
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