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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, japanese history, fight, terrorist, student, militant, violence, female nudity, suicide ...
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, bleak and rough films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, confined and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like United Red Army: Mogadischu (2008), Distance (2001), October (1994), Good Morning, Night (2003), Awaydays (2009). 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, downfall, heroes, life is a bitch, writer's life, rebelliousness, idealism, militant, leadership, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, passenger, daring rescue, crimes, stewardess, confined, danger, group of strangers, airplane, hysteria, deadly, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, west germany
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59%
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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: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, estrangement, destiny, terrorism, deadly, religions or cults, dealing with death, teenage life, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined, revolution, working class, society, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: tense, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, crimes, revolution, radical, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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48%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, terrorism, courtroom, legal, terrorist, deadly, state affairs, prison life, rebelliousness, courtroom drama, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1977, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, crimes, destructive relationship, teenage life, violence spree, unemployment, down on your luck, troublemaker, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, society, life is a bitch, buddies, rebellion, crimes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, social worker, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, society, clergy, danger, confined, village, chaos, martial law, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1971
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, criminal heroes, deadly, society, uninhibited rivalry, murder, graphic violence, conspiracy, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, homecoming, confined, misfit, hopes, estrangement, volunteer, hostage, pursuit, chase, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
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37%
 6.8
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, redemption, political unrest, destiny, post war, exploit, exploitation, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1990s, 1950s ...
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, youth, dangerous animal, life is a bitch, heroes, one man army, dishonesty, confined, law enforcement, rebellion, rivalry, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: revenge, crime, rebellion, gang, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, chases and races, life is a bitch, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, japanese history, political unrest, human spirit, life is a bitch, tragic hero, emperor, duel, hopes, unfulfillment, state affairs, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, teenage life, human nature, social misfits, society, crime and punishment, crimes, social relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
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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, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
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33%
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, confined, escapades, isolation, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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32%
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City of M (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After exhausting all legal channels in his search for a job, "M" struggles with the decision of whether or not to enter a life of crime by helping his friends deliver drugs to Miami.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, unemployment, introspection, human nature, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, crimes, cocaine, criminal heroes, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: peru, florida, latin america, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, one man army, society, rivalry, confined, against the odds, danger, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, social decay, gang, rebellion, danger, working class, deadly, fighting the system, crimes, state affairs, confined, chaos ...
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Genre: Drama
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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, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, radical, danger, society, terrorist attack, muslim, brother brother relationship, murder, family relations, poverty, drug dealing ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison sex, prison, prison life, violence spree, rebelliousness, captivity, manipulation, rebellion, society, manipulations, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, usa
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30%
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, crime, crimes, underground, friendship, working class, society, rise and fall, illegal prostitution, danger, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, ambition, gang, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loan ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, society, rivalry, youth, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex scene, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%