Movies like The Silent Revolution

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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.
Plot: classroom, police station, high school, freedom of speech, free speech, teenager, school, friendship, border, train, church, betrayal, homosexual, cemetery, cold war, radio, teenage boy, high school student, father son relationship, piano, border crossing, train station, playing piano, newspaper, movie theatre ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany

Most similar movies to The Silent Revolution

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and based on true events films with plots about friendship, father son relationship, family relations, politics, death, mother son relationship and cold war mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Silent Revolution: Der Turm (2012), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015), Newsfront (1978), The Tunnel (2001), A Friendship in Vienna (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: communism, family, attempted rape, female nudity, countryside
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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100%
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, river crossing, repression, friendship, escape attempt, arrest, classroom
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 677
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: realistic, serious
Plot: brother brother relationship, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, journalism, state affairs, media, politics, siblings relations, city life, tv news, news reporter, filmmaker ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1951, year 1949
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6K
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, family relations, cold war, berlin wall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade ...
Plot: nazi occupation, priest, domineering father, roller coaster, broken leg, childhood memory, memory, prejudice, protest march, friendship between girls, baptism, train station ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 668
Not Reconciled (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Not Reconciled, the title of the Straubs’ first feature-length film, is engraved on their work like an inscription. It is a story about the continuity and collapse of history, the power of suppression, and the terror of reconciliation; loyalty, ...
Plot: nazism, flashback, father son relationship, flash forward
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: school, grandmother, mischievous children, orphan, society, coming of age, young heroes, youth, single parent, friends, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Impossible Picture (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Vienna, the 1950s. A childhood captured on 8mm film, documented by thirteen-year-old Johanna.
Plot: menstrual blood, fish, bare breasts, family relations
Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: escapades, heroes, hopes, ambition, politics, danger, fugitives, adventure, chases and races, espionage, friends, political unrest ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, german democratic republic, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stop Train 349 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roaring across the danger zone of europe...A sealed international express, with a human cargo that can explode a continent!
Plot: cold war, train, train ride, border, iron curtain, refugee, stowaway, manhunt
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 264
Brecht (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in ...
Style: humorous
Plot: nazism, playwright, world war one, portrait of an artist, life, nazis, german, female nudity, german culture, poet, leftist, poem ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1910s ...
Place: berlin germany, germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 281K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
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, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 12K
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: tense, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: shopkeeper, small town, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, literature, bookstore, widow, society, rivalry, furnace, independent woman, platonic relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 353
Westler (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, cold war, lgbt, curfew, love, escape, gay interest, homosexual, communism, gay bar
Place: west germany, east germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, 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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, based on true events
Plot: border patrol, balloon, escape plan, german history, berlin wall, secret plan, manhunt, husband wife relationship, interrogation, stasi, couples, danger ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 89 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, family reunited, secret passageway, excavation, desertion, model airplane, german shepherd, barbed wire, baby, shooting ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, gdr, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, german occupation, fight, agent, police officer, husband wife relationship, secret mission, unfaithful wife, betrayal, trap, mass murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941
Place: central europe, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 102
Jani gal (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Iraq, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Iraqi Kurdish man is released from jail. He has been arrested by mistake when he went to find a midwife to help his pregnant wife, years ago. As he has been arrested during a demonstration the authorities thought he is one of the opposition group ...
Plot: racism, kurd, politics, demonstration, oppression
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: kurdistan, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: jury, injustice, hanging, vandalism, friendship, murder, juvenile delinquency, death sentence, capital punishment, courtroom drama, prank, legal ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: witch hunt, witch, false accusation, obsession, lie, falling in love, adultery, betrayal, jealousy, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: finland, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Die Akte General (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Its 1959. German Public Prosecutor Bauer is convinced he has found the long sought Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina. This tense drama shows his struggle to have him brought to justice against the power jielded by old Nazi functionaries in ...
Plot: mossad, world war two, auschwitz, nazi germany, male nudity, holocaust, nazi, shoah
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 160
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: berlin wall, barbed wire, escape, fear, family relations, danger, separation, military, wall, smuggling, border, thief ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.5
 641
Inchon (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
Plot: invasion, communist, army general, soldier, military, soviet, un, cold war, controversy, massacre, dictatorship, stalinism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s, year 1950
Place: south korea, korea, asia, north korea, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 357
Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: communism, suicide, father son relationship, teenager, sex, children, police, death of boy, brother sister relationship, limp, teenage girl, propaganda ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 144
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, border crossing, emigration, boy, immigration, little boy, emigrant, immigrants, baltic sea, german, single mother, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic, germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 230
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, touching, captivating, psychological
Plot: father son reunion, emigration, father son relationship, farmer, death of wife, farm, father son estrangement, avalanche, countryside, flashback, mountain, child labor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1963
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 155
Carl & Bertha (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carl & Bertha tells the story of Carl and Bertha Benz. Carl Benz invented the first patented motor car but he did not get much recognition until his wife undertook the historic first road trip by car from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz ...
Style: captivating, psychological, inspirational, factual, based on true events
Plot: car, invention, inventor, husband wife relationship, love, son, investor, wedding, lawsuit, rivalry, society, pregnant woman ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%