Movies like Kent State

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Kent State (1981)
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Kent State (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Fine television chronicle of the events of May 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio that led to the killing of four students by the National Guard. Barkin's screen debut!
Plot: vietnam war, university, riot, firearm, protest, shot to death, national guard, tear gas
Time: year 1970

Most similar movies to Kent State

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, family relations, politics, riot, state affairs, life is a bitch and protest mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Kent State: Death as a Slice of Bread (1994), The Radicals (1989), One Dead Indian (2006), Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan (2016), The Molly Maguires (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and arrest a Solidarity leader. Pushed to the limits, the ...
Plot: massacre, militia, riot, solidarity, coal mine, communism, army, martial law, tank, miner, protest
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95%
 6.7
 83
The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: emotional, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: church, christianity, life is a bitch, heroes, society, religions or cults, clergy, state affairs, ambition, hopes, romance, woman ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
One Dead Indian (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.
Plot: first nations, crime investigation, courtroom, innocent person killed, racism, shot in the chest, blood, sniper, american indian, native american, riot, police brutality ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 90-minute documentary with dramatic reconstructions of the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011.
Plot: interview, firearm, code name, protest, testimony, riot, racism, police officer, investigation, police chase, reenactment, police harassment ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 366
Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, moral dilemma, wartime life, laboratory, nuclear holocaust, fight for supremacy, nuclear threat, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, new york, europe, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, deadly virus, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, gay, epidemic, fighting the system, human spirit, ego clash, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 3K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: gay, police corruption, discrimination, fighting the system, society, gender, gay bar, parent child relationship, bigotry, father son relationship, humiliation, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade ...
Plot: nazi occupation, priest, domineering father, roller coaster, broken leg, childhood memory, memory, prejudice, protest march, friendship between girls, baptism, train station ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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Heat Wave (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: racism, urban setting, journalism, political unrest, interracial relations, social decay, heat wave, society, media, life is a bitch, ghetto, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: miraculous event, old testament, religious, conquering, heroes, escapades, hopes, oracle, society, confined, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, adventure, military life, against the odds, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, sailboat ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, female friendship, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, friends, strong female presence
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 309
Famine '33 (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.
Plot: corpse, hunger, family relations, shot to death, crime against humanity, death, genocide, communism, starvation
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 4K
Peterloo (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: protest, political repression, massacre, historical event, pressure, society, dishonesty, fighting the system, police brutality, prime minister, injustice, political activism ...
Time: 1810s
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.
Style: medical drama
Plot: nuclear power plant, press conference, japanese man, culture clash, death of husband, female doctor, pregnant wife, american abroad, catastrophe, firefighter, government coverup, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dear Comrades (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: exciting, psychological, realistic, suspense
Plot: labor strike, rebellion, riot, labor union, strike, politics, brutality, dishonesty, oppression, tyrant, rebelliousness, demonstration
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Farewell to Manzanar (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Style: based on true events
Plot: internment camp, concentration camp, japanese american, world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Death of a President (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After Poland won freedom from of its long overlordship by Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, it took a further four years for its National Assembly to elect Gabriel Narutowicz as its first president. Narutowicz was a professor who until ...
Plot: socialism, gallery, parliament, riot, painter, police, prime minister, anti semitism, minister, assassination, election, president ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 162
Summer of '67 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on real life events, Summer of '67 brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Young wife and mother Milly (Rachel Schrey) is forced to live with her ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, sister, mother-in-law, military service, wedding, sister sister relationship, mini dress, funeral, wheelchair, hippie, navy, church ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 13K
Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Plot: filmmaking, audition, demonstration, protest, native americans, culture clash, bribery, director, film within a film, exploitation, civil unrest, political protest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 70s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, hopes, injustice, family relations, self discovery, human nature, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
 2K
Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: gloomy, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, age difference, adultery, duel, fall in love, human nature, introspection, love triangle, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany, berlin germany, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 323
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, revolution, family life, royal family, parents and children, downfall ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
51 Christopher Street (2024)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Plot: riot, gay, gay rights, hopes, civil rights, raid, nypd
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 370
Friendly Fire (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In March 1970, a U.S. Army officer arrived at the Iowa farm of Peg and Gene Mullen and informed them that their son Michael had been killed in Vietnam by "friendly fire." Their determined attempts to learn more about the circumstances of ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, killed in action, cover-up, family relations, frustration, journalist, dead son, death of son, bureaucracy, loss of son, flashback ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: iowa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 12K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 841
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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