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Shores of Hope (2012)
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Original name: Wir wollten aufs Meer
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if they inform on their co-workers and union leader.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, crimes, investigation, betrayal, moral dilemma, danger, dishonesty, snitch, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial romance, desperation, friends, stalking, prison, german, interracial relations, stasi, coercion, prisoner, letter, border crossing, totalitarian state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about dishonesty, friendship, crimes, betrayal, danger, rivalry and friends mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Shores of Hope: The Wee Man (2013), Red Zone (2003), Fuehrer Ex (2002), Unter Nachbarn (2011), I, the Other (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, survival, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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Unter Nachbarn (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Good Neighbour is a 2011 German film directed by Stephan Rick. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival and was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the Hof International Film Festival.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, journalism, crimes, neighbor, manslaughter, buried truth, power relations, danger, deadly, psychopath, journalist, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, danger, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, isolation, human nature, betrayal, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Street Days (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: addiction, moral dilemma, betrayal, friendship, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, drug abuse, realism, drugs, street life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
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The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, nightmare comes true, fashion, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, destiny, gangsters, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, dishonesty, lifestyle, deadly, law enforcement, society, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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62%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, friendship, idealism, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, society, intrigue, family relations, love, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, unlikely couple, danger, society, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, europe, west germany
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Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: catastrophe, friendship, danger, race against time, nuclear threat, survival, small town, escape, radiation, nuclear reactor, chases and races, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
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Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, colleague colleague relationship, danger, murder, love triangle, wealth, betrayal, friendship, frame up, dishonesty, investigation, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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My Wife's Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, buddies, dull life, cause and meaning, pole dance, pole dancing ...
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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
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Style: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
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And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
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The Significant Other (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 109 min.
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