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United Red Army (2007)
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United Red Army (2007)
Original name: 実録・連合赤軍 あさま山荘への道程
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The film is told in three acts, beginning with a historical background of Japan's student movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, mostly using archive footage and a narrator. The second act follows the formation of the group to their mountain training camps in the southern Japanese Alps. It emphasizes the dogmatic (and eventually hypocritical) bullying of the group by Mori and Nagata, with 12 members being killed for infractions as small as improperly cleaning a gun, wearing make-up, and kissing. The third act shows the splitting up of the group after two members run off. It follows one group of five members to Karuizawa and a hostage-taking and police standoff known as the Asama-Sansō incident.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, military, confined, life is a bitch, danger, society, radical, isolation, archive footage, hostage, communism, terrorism, mountain, graphic violence, down on your luck, student, violence, female nudity, suicide, torture, snow, university, communist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1968, year 1972, year 1960, year 1966 ...
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about society, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, confined, deadly and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like United Red Army: Mogadischu (2008), October (1994), Good Morning, Night (2003), Distance (2001), Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, heroes, rebellion, leadership, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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95%
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, stewardess, airplane, group of strangers, confined, danger, deadly, hysteria, terrorist attack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 750
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, crimes, radical, revolution, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lake, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, estrangement, terrorism, destiny, deadly, dealing with death, religions or cults, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt law enforcer, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, danger, life is a bitch, social worker, teaching the ways of the world, social decay, urban ghetto life, youth, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: village life, forces of nature, mystery, isolation, confined, danger, society, chaos, village, clergy, martial law, very little dialogue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1970
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: stylized, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: escape, punishment, corrupt law enforcer, sleazy, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, chases and races, danger, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 3K
Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 2K
Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison life, sexual abuse, confined, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, deadly, rebellion, buddies, society, life is a bitch, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
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Senseless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elliott Gast (Jason Behr) is quickly climbing the corporate ladder of international commerce, negotiating deals to generate large fortunes for giant corporations. His success makes him the target for political extremists who kidnap him and broadcast ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reality, missing person, confined, danger, deadly, captivity, isolation, terrorism, prison life, hostage, internet, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 46
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, clergy, life is a bitch, danger, politics, church, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Act of Aggression (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, track down, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, deadly, rebellion, crime, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, danger, escapades, isolation, confined, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, redemption, political unrest, destiny, post war, exploit, exploitation, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, legal, terrorist, courtroom drama, rebelliousness, political unrest, against the rules, rivalry, confined, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, rivalry, rebellion, youth, dangerous animal, life is a bitch, heroes, one man army, dishonesty, bookies, kids in trouble, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, daring rescue, military, danger, soldier, idealism, state affairs, terrorism, suburbs, media ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, yakuza, heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, rivalry, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, society, crime and punishment, social misfits, human nature, crimes, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes, society, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, mind game, serial killer, deadly, society, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of 20-something blue-collar workers in Pittsburgh cook up a scheme to make extra money that involves prostitution. Their business takes off, then gets way out of hand.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, crimes, crime, underground, working class, friendship, rise and fall, society, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 3K
Lion's Den (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julia, a 25 year-old university student, two weeks pregnant, with no criminal record, is sent to prison. Julia murdered the father of her child. This story addresses maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; but above all it ...
Style: touching, rough, serious, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, human spirit, prison life, human nature, murder, parents and children, single parent, rebellion, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The inmates and guards of a modern, clean and efficient maximum security wing are slowly and increasingly brutalized until they erupt in violence. Dark and macabre, and based in truth, the story is told in a traditional dramatic style combined with ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison sex, prison life, prison, captivity, violence spree, rebelliousness, society, manipulations, rebellion, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, terrorist attack, family relations, muslim, drug dealing, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, 1990s ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 521
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Turkey, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, danger, immigrants, rivalry, confined, one man army, against the odds, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, confined, crimes, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, city life, injustice, urban ghetto, drug dealing, crimes, going straight, cons and scams, drug abuse, isolation, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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