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Max Embarrassing 2 (2013)
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Max Embarrassing 2 (2013)
Original name: Les Interdits
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet “refuseniks”, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, Jérôme’s motivation is Carole.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: secret agents, working undercover, undercover, teenage life, youth, love, secret, tourist, cousin cousin relationship, female director, sea, child, jewish, beach, berlin wall, vodka, bare breasts, arrest, cousins in love
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1989
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union

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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 youth, love and romance, undercover, danger, dishonesty, state affairs and society mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Max Embarrassing 2: Farewell (2009), Operation Sunflower (2014), Bones (2010), Restless (2012), Little Rose (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, france, russia
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Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: undercover, politics, race against time, government facility, political intrigue, government agency, state affairs, danger, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
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Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, drug use, manslaughter, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, drunkard ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
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Duration: 118 min.
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Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, anti semitism, espionage, romance, undercover, political intrigue, gain trust, betrayal, society, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, society, small town, friends, coming of age, distopia, children
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Duration: 42 min.
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Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry, state affairs, stasi, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
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Country: Germany
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Pioneer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pioneer is set in the early '80s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: norway
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
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Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
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Place: france, europe
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
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