Movies like What Is to Be Done?

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What Is to Be Done? (1972)
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What Is to Be Done? (1972)
Original name: ¡Qué hacer!
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mordant, self-aware, freighted with sensitivity toward Chile’s problem, wary of caricature, disposed toward consciousness of human fallibility, it is a deft blend of fiction and documentary set in the tumultuous days leading up to the election of Dr. Allende in 1970.
Plot: female director, cia, politics, kidnapping, street fight, president, poverty, communist, election, revolutionary, drunkenness, political rally, assassination, demonstration, american abroad, marxist, ugly american, poncho
Place: south america, chile

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Most similar movies to What Is to Be Done?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, political and sincere films with plots about politics, female director, assassination, poverty, election, state affairs and murder mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like What Is to Be Done?: Voto + Fusil (1971), The Penal Colony (1970), He Hated Pigeons (2015), The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994), Good Morning Karachi (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Voto + Fusil (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The political evolution in Chile seeing from three different times: 1937, 1947 and 1970. A film that shows how a revolution cannot be accomplished by electoral means, and how the wealthy class will always attempt to destroy that revolution, with the ...
Plot: politics, communism, presidential election, marxist, communist party, communist, assassination, bourgeoisie, coup d'etat, national anthem, birthday, left wing ...
Time: year 1947, year 1970, year 1937
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Penal Colony (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A foreign journalist arrives on a small Pacific island 200 miles off the coast of South America. Once a leper colony, the island was later transformed into a prison and then, under U.N. mandate, made into an independent republic. Yet despite ...
Plot: dictator, military dictatorship, torture, journalist, president, absurdism, prison visit, penal colony
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
He Hated Pigeons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Love is everything with a young man journey's from the north to south of Chile to fulfill a promise.
Plot: road trip, female director, gay, pickup truck, truck
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, rape, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Good Morning Karachi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Good Morning Karachi addresses the tension between religious extremism and modernity through the eyes of a young woman, Rafina, coming of age in Karachi city. Rafina comes from a poor background but dreams of making something of herself. She wants ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: modeling, ambition, culture clash, fashion, assassination, politics, model, love, political rally, female director, coming of age, interrogation ...
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 23
Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Style: political
Plot: cia, politics, candidate, democrat, fbi, american south, civil rights, bathtub, racial issues, political candidate, cold war, john f. kennedy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, america, usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 614
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: politics, election, suicide attempt, gun, corruption, train, pig, family relations, voting
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Untitled Lal Jose Movie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Against his wishes, 'Cuba' Mukundan (Sreenivasan) goes to Dubai to make good his father's alleged misappropriation of funds from the local cooperative bank. It is there that he learns the true meaning of the term 'working ...
Plot: communist, politician, politics, labor camp, bank, chinese, election, cheating, nurse, lottery, minister, arab
Place: cuba, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Tres tristes tigres (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rambling portrait of Chilean society.
Plot: drunkenness, urban setting, striptease, alienation, fight, handheld camera, cynicism, beating, money, brother sister relationship, kicked in the face, language ...
Place: santiago chile, chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 168
Evergreen (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent seemingly idyllic family and goes to extremes to gain acceptance.
Audience: teens
Plot: female director, first time, loss of virginity, mother daughter relationship, troubled marriage, agoraphobia, poverty, sex, pacific northwest, new student
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, lsd, couples, fall in love, friendship, romance, head of state, state affairs, society, forbidden love, cia, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, political, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy assassination, politics, paranoia, conspiracy, investigation, murder, deadly, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Exiled in America (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His wife gets a job at a local diner run by one of ...
Plot: torture, exile, revolutionary, diner, butt naked, mooning, sanctuary, cia, hiding place
Place: central america, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1981, during the assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left paralyzed.
Plot: assassination, handicap, obstacle
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
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Nights (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Feature film
Plot: female director, urban decay, poverty, drugs, ruins, vomiting, injection, garbage
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Guardian Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It is the turn of the century in Russia, and the revolution (at this time not yet a communist one) has sentenced government minister Joel Birkman (Etienne Glaser) to be assassinated for his role in quelling a student rebellion. To that end, they ...
Plot: female director, fictional country, politics, isolation, government official, assassin
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 4K
Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: rough, compassionate, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison warden, retirement, african american, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, protest, prison visitation, innocence, father son relationship, guilt ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Short Working Day (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kieślowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order.
Style: political drama
Plot: window, political party, clerk, aquarium, government, communist, committee, job, megaphone, solidarity, demonstration, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 24K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, south america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: kidnapping, military dictatorship, politics, torture, survival, state affairs, danger, crimes, blindfolded, shot in the head, sea, disappearance ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 208
A Long Journey (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A child from the slums of Santiago tours the city.
Style: neorealism
Plot: journey, river, prostitution, boy, newborn, poverty, drunk, big city, social differences, party, death of child, waking up ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Place Called Today (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.
Plot: racial tension, urban decay, election, rape, throat slitting, bomb, dead woman on ground, murder, racial violence, political campaign, female nudity, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 66
Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, suburbs, post traumatic stress disorder, teenager, high school, suicide attempt, anorexia, closeted gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Requiem for Dominic (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Requiem for Dominic powerfully portrayed the upheaval in that liminal space between revolution and order. This drama is captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they were unfolding in ...
Plot: politics, demonstration, exile, communism, dictatorship, revolution, totalitarian state
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: While a newly-built industrial bakery can produce bread, a three-person committee refused to sign acceptance documents citing numerous deficiencies. Lyonya Shindin, who works for a construction company, which built the bakery, follows the committee ...
Plot: female director, committee, construction worker, industry, politics, train, construction, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, taking off shoes
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 2K
All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, broker, female director, poverty, cigarette smoking, transsexuality, rape, pawnshop, smoking weed, theft, auto repair, marijuana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No Light and No Land Anywhere (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage, Lexi boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father who abandoned her when she was three years old. Based out of a seedy Hollywood motel, she follows a tenuous ...
Plot: female director, search, motel, male objectification, masturbation, pubic hair, male nudity, male genitalia, sex scene, labia, bare breasts, female genitalia ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 70
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Light Beneath Their Feet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school senior must choose between enrolling at the college of her dreams and remaining at home to take care of her bipolar mother.
Plot: female director, teenage sex, stepmother, bipolar disorder, medication, psychiatrist, caretaker, interracial marriage, prom, high school, dysfunctional family, pharmacy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Black Dogs Barking (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restless and young, best buddies Selim and Çaça live a meager existence on the outskirts of Istanbul. By day they breed pigeons on the roof, by night they roam the streets with their entourage in their pimped-up car, "My Orange Angel". ...
Plot: female director, pigeon, animal trainer, suburbs, poverty, funeral, ordinary people, bully, martyr, lower class, gang, bullying
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%