Movies like The Confession 1970

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The Confession (1970)
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The Confession (1970)
Original name: L'Aveu
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, non-linear
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, confined, injustice, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, society, dishonesty, false accusation, price of justice, isolation, downfall, social decay, solitary, state affairs, power relations, political thriller, death, politics, torture, kidnapping, trial, hunger, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1968, 1950s, 1960s, year 1952
Place: czech republic, soviet union, prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, confined, state affairs, crimes and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Confession: Interrogation (1989), Z (1969), Closet Land (1991), Dirty Hearts (2011), Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, prison life, dishonesty, society, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, totalitarianism, rebellion, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Closet Land (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only the two actors. The movie is set in an unidentified, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: totalitarianism, mind game, false accusation, police station, interrogation, confined, police investigation, future dystopia, isolation, society, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, life is a bitch, state affairs, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, immigrants, violence, hidden truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, Fériaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, deadly, crimes, on the run, injustice, criminal heroes, dishonesty, mind game, confined, investigation, graphic violence, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, talky, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, curfew, partisan, martial law, political intrigue, totalitarianism, dishonesty, criminal heroes, danger, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, uruguay, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, legal, injustice, politics, life is a bitch, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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42%
Circle of Power (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: death, fistfight, torture, brainwashing, promotion, reunion, sexual abuse, boss and employee, human nature, indoor, nudity (full frontal - brief), moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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41%
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Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, escape, hostage, confined, heroes, workplace situations, injustice, anti hero, anti heroes, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, courtroom drama, teenage life, crime, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political unrest, mystery, crimes, state affairs, society, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia
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38%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, prison, human nature, university, confined, teachers and students, human experiment, experiment, student, disorder, experiment gone awry, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, head of state, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Caged Heart (1984)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Conflict between a hardened prison inmate and a ruthless prison guard.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, confined, neo noir, prison life, false accusation, profanity, injustice, false arrest, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prison life, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, politics, starvation, re-education, society, state affairs, worker, death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 1960s
Place: china, asia
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32%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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31%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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31%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, political unrest, assassination attempt, political conspiracy, downfall ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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31%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, crimes, dishonesty, against humanity, leadership, media, society, confined, heroes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
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31%
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, state affairs, clergy, against the odds, human spirit, legal action, politics, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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I Am Slave (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer, the story unfolds as twelve-year-old Malia, daughter of champion wrestler Bah, is abducted from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains by pro-government Arab militia and sold into slavery to a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, life is a bitch, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, master and servant, slavery, teenage girl, human trafficking, isolation, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, london, england
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30%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, cia, investigation, president, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Trial (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, arrest, criminal, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, legal, rivalry ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, family problems, crimes, confined, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, abduction, ransom, crime, kidnapping, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, political conspiracy, soldier, military, fighting the system, head of state, state affairs, introspection ...
Place: usa, vietnam, new york, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%