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The Silent Revolution (2018)
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Original name: Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have the idea of holding a minute’s silence in class for the victims of the Hungarian struggle for freedom.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: high school, classroom, cold war, friendship, solidarity, learning the truth, teenager, betrayal, father son relationship, border crossing, cold war era, friendship between boys, police station, freedom of speech, free speech, christmas, school, border, train, church, homosexual, cemetery, radio, exile, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, gdr, east berlin, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about friendship, father son relationship, politics, betrayal, death, husband wife relationship and society mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Silent Revolution: Balloon (2018), The Tunnel (2001), All About Me (2018), Bridge of Spies (2015), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, based on true events
Plot: balloon, escape plan, border patrol, stasi, berlin wall, manhunt, secret plan, husband wife relationship, interrogation, couples, danger, german history ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany ...
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 7.7
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, breast feeding, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
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73%
 7.4
 4K
All About Me (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatised origin story of one of Germany's most beloved contemporary comedians.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, captivating, sincere, light
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, classroom, death of mother, comedian, fame, society, friendship, ambition, medical examination, horse riding, ritual ...
Time: year 1972, year 1971, year 1973
Place: germany
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61%
 7.6
 300K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover, secret agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, east germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Secondary school students from East Berlin are taking final exam in West Berlin (being politically rejected in GDR) as the Berlin wall is built. The dramatization is combined with interviews of the actual people 50 years later.
Plot: berlin wall, reenactment, friendship, arrest, river crossing, repression, escape attempt, classroom
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, west germany, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Debating Robert Lee (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: debate, high school, high school student, racial tension, homosexual, competition, father son relationship, teacher, dysfunctional family, neglect, abuse, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, career, research, workaholic, suspicion, workplace, cheating, desire for fame, rivalry, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, adopted daughter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.9
 493
Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, youth, religions or cults, homecoming, holocaust, golden years, confined, society, against humanity, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, nazi war criminal, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, prosecutor, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Director Robert Siodmak's 1962 film, inspired by true events, is about an East Berlin resident who attempts to escape to West Berlin with his family and girlfriend through a secret underground tunnel.
Plot: family relations, berlin wall, cold war, communist, informant, cellar, politics, shooting, musician, rehearsal, border guard, secret passage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, gdr, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 4K
Giant (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having fought in the First Carlist War, Martin returns to his family farm in Gipuzkoa only to find that his younger brother, Joaquín, towers over him in height. Convinced that everyone will want to pay to see the tallest man on Earth, the siblings ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: giant, father son relationship, loss of father, brother brother relationship, loss of brother, tall man, death, death of father, death of brother, older brother, burglar, little brother ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 520
Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, snitch, interracial romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 788
Newsfront (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, siblings relations, city life, artists and showbiz, media, journalism, contests and competitions, state affairs, politics, news reporter, tv camera, film industry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1951, year 1949
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, starting over, state affairs, danger, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, bribery, espionage, undercover, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Devil's Bride (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna’s story takes place on Åland Island in 1666, during the beginning of the most widespread and systematic witch-hunts in Scandinavian history. In all, 16 women were convicted of being in league with the devil, and seven of them were executed. ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, tense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: witch hunt, witch, obsession, false accusation, jealousy, betrayal, lie, adultery, falling in love, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: finland, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: disturbing, sentimental, compassionate, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: world war two, conspiracy, german occupation, fight, agent, police officer, torture, traitor, war crime, cheating wife, neighbor neighbor relationship, beating ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.8
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The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, partisan, german soldier, pow, soldier, defector, beating, jail, male objectification, brother brother relationship, loyalty ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, year 1956, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 886
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: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, politics, danger, rivalry, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, battles, wartime life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, doctors and patients, head of state, power relations, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 57K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, leadership, undercover, political intrigue, state affairs, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, washington d.c., pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 120 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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: female friendship, friendship, friends, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, based on a novel, fan, girlfriend, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, tradition, social problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: school, grandmother, orphan, youth, young heroes, society, coming of age, mischievous children, single parent, imperialism, power relations, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kissing Candice (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Candice longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, but when a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes involved with a dangerous local gang.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, bleak
Plot: gang, dream, friendship, teenage girl, disappearance, teenager, isolation, stranger, escape, danger, female director, magic realism ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 970
West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, starting over, social decay, hopes, family relations, society, haunted by the past, freedom, suspicion, intergenerational friendship, immigration, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in Western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human ...
Plot: betrayal, murder of daughter, illegitimate child, friendship, sibling rivalry, father daughter reunion, tragedy, illegitimate son, insanity, death of daughter, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 14K
The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: thought provoking, tense, sincere, captivating
Plot: bookstore, literature, small town, shopkeeper, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, platonic relationship, independent woman, furnace ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, racism, moral dilemma, politics, youth, obsession, prison life, berlin wall, escape, homosexual rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 242
Schwabenkinder (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man returning to his parents years after having been sent away as a child-laborer tells his lifetime story to his dying father.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: father son reunion, emigration, father son relationship, death of wife, farmer, avalanche, farm, flashback, countryside, father son estrangement, mountain, dead mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%