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Prologue (1970)
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Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robin Spry, Prologue was the first Canadian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival. Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper with help from his female friend and a draft dodger from the United States. Two rival philosophies of dissenting youth become evident in the choices they make: militant protest vs. communal retreat. The film includes some seminal archival footage of a speech by legendary anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman and bloody rioting during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Style: political, cinema verite
Plot: politics, friendship, college, girlfriend, underground, philosophy, rebellion, deserter, teenage boy, commune, roommate, frustration, discussion, political activist, dropout, counterculture
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, political and disturbing films with plots about politics, friendship, rebellion, state affairs, society, youth and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Prologue: La Run (2011), Katherine (1975), Rip-Off (1971), One Man's War (1991), Forget Me Never (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, psychedelic
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, family, drugs, money, violence
Place: montreal
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95%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: girl, vietnam war, revolution, rebellion, politics, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political unrest, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
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77%
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 61
Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, independence, filmmaking, teenager, commune, media, high school student, youth, rock band, high school, teenage boy
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 259
One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Plot: politics, torture, human rights, confrontation, social injustice, oppression, government, military, corruption, obsession, politician, justice ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, disability, memory loss, couple relations, mental illness, terminal illness, friendship, relationship vs career, college, couples, aging, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Mathieu Denis (Corbo) and Simon Lavoie (Le torrent) evoke Godard’s La Chinoise with this stunning fusion of fiction and documentary about a radical Quebec leftist cell seeking to sow mayhem in Montreal as a prelude to overthrowing the government.
Style: avant garde, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: rebellion, group of friends, violence, protest, rebel, politics, gay interest, revolution, female nudity, transsexual, male nudity, male objectification ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
They've Got Knut (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in the early '80s, a time when a new wave of leftist political consciousness and activism had swept German youth (and was just about to disappear as quickly as it arrived), this satiric comedy follows a young couple, Ingo (Hans-Jochen ...
Plot: ski, brother sister relationship, friendship, ice, male nudity, politics, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), political activist, political activism, breakup, shower ...
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60%
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
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 ...
Style: political
Plot: torture, politics, police, prison, interrogation, accusation, youth, communism, police brutality
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women ...
Style: political, social, inspirational, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, revolution, anarchist, international relations, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, political corruption, rebelliousness, conspiracy, satire, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 159
Purple Haze (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's dynamite stuff.
Plot: father son relationship, friendship, college, dj, coming of age, drugs, homecoming, vietnam war, summer, dormitory, military service, dropout ...
Time: 60s, year 1968
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: road movie, serious, surreal, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, sex orgy, desert, counterculture, revolution, politics, rebellion, materialism, love and romance, parents and children, on the road, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 663
Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: election, politics, family relations, voting, corruption, pig, suicide attempt, train, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, terrorism, italian history, sicilian, conspiracy theory, scandal, years of lead, air disaster, reconnaissance
Time: 80s
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Now or Never (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean Pierre Lefebrvre directed this Canadian drama, the final film in a trilogy that began in 1967 with Don't Let It Kill You and continued in 1977 with The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died. All three feature Abel Gagne (Marcel Sabourin), a ...
Plot: pilot, air disaster, family relations, friendship, airplane, death, father son relationship, countryside, debt, co pilot, old man, dark secret ...
Place: quebec, montreal
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46%
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Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, clever, suspense ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sexy, realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The National Film Board of Canada was one of the guiding forces behind Sitting in Limbo. Fabian Gibbs plays a black Montreal college student forced to leave school when his girlfriend Pat Dillon becomes pregnant. Gibbs resents this interruption in ...
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Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kingmaker (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Dreaming of changing the world, SEO Chang-dae takes part in KIM Woon-bum’s political campaign. To resist the current dictatorial ruling party, SEO adopts a very aggressive propaganda campaign, and it makes KIM become the strongest candidate in the ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense, political
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: philosophical, sexy, psychological, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, scientist, environment, science, technology, art, internet, prejudice ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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R.P.M. (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. Radical students take over the college, the president resigns, ...
Style: political
Plot: juvenile delinquent, counterculture, college, revolution, sociologist, sexploitation, female nudity, protest, sociology
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 473
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, political
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, chaos, americana, state affairs, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: serious, realistic, tense, epic, retro
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, society, state affairs, catholicism, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, ussr, europe, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, world war two, politics, soldier, innocence lost, friendship, political corruption, cons and scams, homecoming, friends, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, intellectual, melancholic, satirical ...
Plot: utopia, anarchist, politics, rebellion, life philosophy, immortality, loneliness, catastrophe, relationships, runaway, metaphysics, mentor ...
Time: future, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france, geneva switzerland, poland, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: soldier, politics, friendship, military life, terrorism, women, crimes, jewish, lgbtq, military, strong female presence, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 887
The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, politics, state affairs, against the rules, rebelliousness, secret movement, love and romance, follow your dream, double life, mole, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: john f. kennedy, politics, usa president, head of state, campaign, state affairs, rise to the top, ambition, media, senate, political candidate, first lady ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, year 1966 ...
Place: washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: feminist film, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: years of lead, politics, sister sister relationship, terrorist, german politics, marxist, prison, family relations, terrorism, radical, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, west germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 2K
Interview (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A middle-aged journalist interviews the real-life Dutch star Katja Schuurman, in her own loft. Pierre, the journalist is annoyed at being given such a fluffy assignment, as he is normally a political correspondent. Initially he has no questions for ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: rebellion, couples, society, legal, rivalry, politics, media, state affairs, confession, arrest, drug use, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%