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In Dubious Battle (2016)
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In Dubious Battle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the "courage never to submit or yield."
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: strike, class struggle, labor, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, righting the wronged, landowner, pregnancy, communist, countryside, apple, valley, birth, labor strike, apple tree, period piece, civil unrest, labor movement
Time: 1930s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, society, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, rebelliousness and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like In Dubious Battle: Chicogrande (2010), The Narrows (2008), The Sound & the Fury (2014), The Pentagon Papers (2003), As I Lay Dying (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the ...
Style: rough, sincere, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: revolution, manhunt, rebelliousness, idealism, military, on the run, rebellion, political unrest, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: latin america, mexico
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The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, society, city life, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
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The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, state affairs, military, fighting the system, head of state, soldier, political conspiracy ...
Place: new york, asia, vietnam, usa
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As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, burial, last wish, death in the family, family problems, husband wife relationship, dead mother, dying, countryside, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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87%
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, society, great depression, labor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
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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
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81%
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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78%
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, save the day, danger, race against time, hostages, confined, crime, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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76%
The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, fighting the system, strike, sweatshop, prostitution, solidarity, running from police, misery, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, rebellion, society, idealism, rise and fall, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
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Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, offbeat, contemplative
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Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Open House (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Attempting to sell her home after her marriage ends, Alice (Rachel Blanchard) holds an open house -- but the event spirals into a nightmare when a serial-killing couple (Brian Geraghty and Tricia Helfer) doesn't leave and Alice becomes a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, couples, couple relations, flirting, voyeurism, redemption, graphic violence, indoor, sexual content, dishonesty, sex in a swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: downfall, social differences, family relations, addiction, prodigy, family problems, human nature, misfit, drugs, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
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68%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, state affairs, tragic event, war, knife in the chest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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67%
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Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
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Place: germany, europe, sweden, united states, usa ...
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67%
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Genre: Drama, History
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, folk hero, rebellion, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, justice ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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67%
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, love and romance, youth, introspection, love affair, political unrest, rebelliousness, couple relations, blind ambition ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, family relations, insanity, corpse, bedroom, great depression, strike, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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65%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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64%
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, soviet union, united states, ussr ...
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64%
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Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
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64%
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Fires Within (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Cuban emigre, living in Miami and involved in an affair with the American seaman who rescued her and her daughter years earlier, must face her husband after he is unexpectedly released from a Cuban prison.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic
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63%