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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up in the turbulence of war.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: revolution, political unrest, against humanity, village, genocide, life is a bitch, rebellion, fall in love, hopes, wartime life, evacuation, sister sister relationship, twins, family relations, graphic violence, love and romance, society, idealism, siblings relations, state affairs
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: nigeria, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, rebellion, love and romance and politics mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Half of a Yellow Sun: Red Rose (2014), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Tears of April (2008), Fools of Fortune (1990), The Lost City (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: political unrest, idealism, society, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, husband wife relationship, violence, female director, extramarital affair, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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Tears of April (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Germany, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.
Style: realistic, epic, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, military, opposites attract, rebellion, wartime life, destiny, tragic love, political unrest, soldier, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: finland
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Fools of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, rebellion, family relations, estate, revolution, couples, vengeance, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
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87%
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, rebellion, love and romance, idealism, family problems, dictatorship, chaos, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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86%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, siege, revolution, wartime life, political unrest, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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84%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, against humanity, love and romance, rebellion, society, dishonesty, civil war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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79%
This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, snitch, family problems, militant, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland
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78%
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Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, against humanity, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, society, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rwanda, africa
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76%
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Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, haunted by the past, idealism, political unrest, society, rebellion, state affairs, medical school, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ethiopia, africa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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75%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, legal, downfall, dishonesty, trial, human rights ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
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69%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
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65%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenager, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
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65%
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, touching
Plot: political unrest, rebelliousness, love affair, interracial relations, human spirit, military, romance, society, love and romance, self discovery, racism, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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65%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, injustice, love triangle, political corruption, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
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64%
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18 Days (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 10 Film makers made 10 Separate stories about the "25January " revolution in Egypt and the Egyptian people in the revolution and the protests against the previous President Hosni Mubarak and the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: rebellion, revolution, idealism, society, political unrest, hopes, chaos, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, rally, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east
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62%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
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62%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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61%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, love and romance, couples, political unrest, romance, soldier, society, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: university, injustice, chaos, rebellion, hopes, journalism, youth, revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
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60%
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Ezra (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Nigeria, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ezra, jeune ex-soldat Sierra-Léonais, essaie tant bien que mal de retrouver des repères pour revenir à une vie normale après la guerre civile qui a ravagé son pays. Son quotidien est partagé entre un centre de réhabilitation psychologique et ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, kidnapping, starting over, haunted by the past, kids in trouble, legal action, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth, wartime life, danger, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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60%
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Villa Touma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah have shut themselves in their villa clinging desperately to their former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, walks into their life and turns their world upside down.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, confined, teaching the ways of the world, isolation, bittersweet, family in crisis, orphan, sister sister relationship, women, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, palestine, israel
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, starting over, love triangle, homecoming, fall in love, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
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58%
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, political unrest, life is a bitch, fighting the system, fascism, rebelliousness, state affairs, media, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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57%
In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, apartheid, social decay, african american, racism, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, society, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: south africa, africa, florida, chile
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57%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, fighting the system, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, politics, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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Lost in Siberia (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The political drama is set in the Stalin's Soviet Union after the Second World War. A British archaeologist Andrei Miller is working in Iran. He is mistakenly kidnapped and arrested by the KGB. He is falsely accused of spying and wrongfully ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, survival, escape, kgb, gulag, danger, society, chases and races, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: iran, russia, moscow russia, siberia, persia
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Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, society, hopes, legal, state affairs, opposites attract, anti semitism, small town life, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, romance, society, injustice, political unrest, revolution, human spirit, human rights, ambassador, heroes ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
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