Movies like Der Turm

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Der Turm (2012)
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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 German communist state through an intimate portrayal of one family's struggles, dreams and decisions. Run-ins with East Germany’s Secret Police reveal the cracks in both the police state and family loyalties.
Plot: family, communism, female nudity, countryside, attempted rape
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about countryside, female nudity, communism, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations and stasi mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Der Turm: Der Blaue (1994), The Silent Revolution (2018), One Night in Berlin (2011), Die Nachrichten (2005), The Architects (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Der Blaue (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this German political drama, an ex-Stasi agent encounters an old friend whom he may have betrayed after his friend tried to escape East Germany. The former East German agent is Otto Skrodt who after many years is about to be promoted in the ...
Plot: stasi, agent, female nudity, disguise, intrigue, german reunification, clandestine, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: classroom, high school, cold war, learning the truth, solidarity, friendship, betrayal, teenager, border crossing, father son relationship, cold war era, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, gdr ...
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One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: nazi, inheritance, berlin wall, separation, past, stasi
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, gdr, german democratic republic
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68%
Die Nachrichten (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still missing
Plot: stasi, media, reminiscence, german reunification, memories, stripper, archive, boss, television, career, suicide, politics ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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59%
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: berlin wall, socialism, divorce, architecture, gender roles, self fulfillment, career, architect, communism, german reunification, resistance, partnership ...
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, homosexual love, gay interest, homosexual, communism, escape, love, gay bar
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
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52%
Bankett für Achilles (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For thirty years, Karl Achilles has been working at the chemical collective in Bitterfeld. But now his last day as a master at the plant has come. He is about to retire; even if Karl, who finds ending his working life difficult, wanted to stay on, ...
Style: amateur film
Plot: socialism, factory, aging, marriage, communism, drinking, one day, father son relationship, family relations, job, professional rivalry, chemical ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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52%
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, introspection, confined, power relations, secret service, lovers apart, who to trust, society, life is a bitch, fascism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
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50%
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Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Style: parody
Plot: border, male nudity, politics, skinny dipping, separation, political party, propaganda, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, man in underwear, clothed male naked male, strip search ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, central europe, german democratic republic ...
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49%
Truth and Justice (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber's Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams.
Plot: countryside, character study, conflict, society, neighbor neighbor relationship, family, chase, pursuit, chore, man versus nature, crisis of faith, russian empire ...
Time: 19th century
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48%
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Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: All summer long, a group of people circumnavigate each other. A group of people who are so close and yet so alienated from one another. Their isolated holiday home is the site for a resurgence of smouldering conflicts and lifelong illusions that ...
Plot: family life, mother daughter relationship, marriage, forest, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, summer, mother son relationship
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Can Go Through Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brutal assault changes Marieke's life. She leaves her familiar city rhythms for the solitude of a isolated house in the countryside. Her irrational fears on the frozen farm are a constant struggle. As spring's orchestra begins, her ...
Plot: female director, attempted rape, isolation, loneliness, paranoia, laptop, pregnancy, baby, kitten, rape, bare breasts, kidnapping ...
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A Borrowed Life (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
Style: family saga
Plot: family relations, poverty, boy, communism, countryside, nationalism, father son relationship
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: china, taiwan
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40%
Prager Botschaft (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Style: political drama
Plot: mud, mass hysteria, protest, police, politics, screaming, german abroad, camp, propaganda, fence, mob, embassy ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany
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39%
My Brother's Keeper (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two very different brothers: Gregor (32) and Pietschi (30). Whereas one is reliable and committed, the other is spontaneous and aimless. Gregor is married and is a good doctor; Pietschi in contrast is something of a ladies’ man and a hedonist. ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sibling relationship, family, sibling, lifestyle change, romancing partners, romantic relationship, problem solving, character change, lifestyle, ex couple relations, brother, changing lives ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister whom spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents.
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Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, buddies, cause and meaning, dull life, female nudity, friendship between boys ...
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Handcuffs (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yugoslavia, 1948, the year of Inform Bureau's resolution and Tito's break-up with Stalin. The story takes place during a wedding in the Dalmatian inland in Croatia. Ante marries a much younger woman, Visnja; the groom's godfather is ...
Plot: handcuffs, peasant, secret police, wedding, rape, communism, countryside
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33%
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Floodhouse (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two girls are sent to live in the Australian bush with their hippy father. As they gradually bond, a stranger arrives from a town called Paradise.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), flood, nature, bathing, bathtub, countryside, female nudity, bare breasts, coming of age
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33%
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, apartment building, domestic violence, drunk, sleeping, amusement park, night, fire, dancing, church bell, fireworks, bare breasts ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sam's Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his identity, who finds success as a javelin thrower on the track team.
Plot: family, male with long hair, long haired male, hair, high school
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31%
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On the Block (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become romantically involved in this contemporary drama set in the adult entertainment zone in 1980s Baltimore, Maryland. -- KillerMovies
Plot: black panties, burlesque, g string, stripper, attempted rape, female nudity, prostitution, cautionary tale, drug overdose, pasties, strip club
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31%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Peace to Us in Our Dreams (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania, France, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a summer day, a man, his daughter and his companion arrive at their country house to spend the weekend. The daughter has just moved in with her father, whose attention she desires. The man is tired of his life, and does not know where to find the ...
Plot: female nudity, police, smoking, family relations, countryside, violin, shooting, drunkard, skinny dipping, nude swimming, playing violin
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Counterparts (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Teacher Anne and policeman Georg are thought of as the perfect couple. However, appearances are deceptive: one of them is covered with scars and bruises. But which one is the abuser?
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, marriage, couples, family, unsupportive spouse, police officer, conflict, sex scene, love, family relations, society, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Man on the Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
Plot: cheating wife, border, iron curtain, jealousy, cold war, berlin wall, ransom, jail, taxi driver, passport, border crossing, separation ...
Place: east berlin east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin ...
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Where The Miracle Happens (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pimdao, a successful real estate developer and businesswoman, is injured in an accident that kills her beloved daughter at a time when the two are estranged. After the accident, Pimdao decides to take her daughter's place as a volunteer at an ...
Plot: volunteer, countryside
Place: thailand
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27%
Secrets In The Snow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On this particular Friday morning the students of Eastbrook High are arriving at school to complete their final exams before the Christmas Holiday. But what began as a December snowfall quickly becomes a threatening winter storm, and school is ...
Plot: family, snow, school, high school, christian, coming of age, faith, faith based
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Closer to Home (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. ...
Plot: mail order bride, asian, family, filipino
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%