Movies like The Believer

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The Believer (2001)
 7.1
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The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, philosophical, rough ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, neo nazi, nazism, hate, bomb, identity crisis, anger, jewish, introspection, violence spree, youth, coming of age, gang, religion, politics, holocaust, love, violence, fascism, assassination, catastrophe, gay ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina

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Most similar movies to The Believer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and thought provoking films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, runaway, redemption and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Believer: American History X (1998), This Is England (2006), Half Nelson (2006), Combat Girls (2011), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, racial slur, crimes, character change, juvenile delinquency, racial prejudice, neo nazi, rape, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, emotional, political, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, crimes, neo nazi, coming of age, xenophobia, youth, friendship, prejudice, adolescence, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, northern england, europe, woodstock, britain
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, school, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, ideology, neo nazi, refugee, gang, strong female character, friendship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, intellectual ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, redemption, catholicism, morality, violent, psychology, runaway, vengeance, relationships, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, italy, europe ...
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: judaism, orthodox jew, family relations, world war two, racism, nazi, tragedy, life, culture clash, justice, depression, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, israel, poland, antwerp, belgium
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, stylized, intellectual, factual, talky ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, justice, 9/11, skyscraper, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, innocence lost, love affair, jewish ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, middle east, iran, palestine ...
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25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: psychological, emotional, depressing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, drugs, drug lord, betrayal, drug dealer, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, redemption, freedom, race against time, russian mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, holocaust survivor, survival, concentration camp, life philosophy, redemption, haunted by the past, nazi, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, germany, poland, harlem ...
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, art house ...
Plot: racism, slavery, freedom, fighting the system, interracial relations, righting the wronged, social differences, plantation, liberal, society, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
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Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, high school, mother daughter relationship, life philosophy, redemption, character study, investigation, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, poem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: realistic, touching, dramatic, talky, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, religion, jewish, friendship, father son relationship, judaism, culture clash, jewish culture, chosen one, life, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, israel, california, usa
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, sexy, poignant, artsy ...
Plot: gang, prison, hip hop, art, crimes, bittersweet, weed, unlikely friendships, character study, violence, stereotypes, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, mental illness, family relations, divorce, character study, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, dark, epic, melancholic ...
Plot: jesus, spirituality, temptation, christianity, religion, betrayal, redemption, desert, surrealism, controversy, fasting, christian ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, greece, ancient greece, middle east, jerusalem ...
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The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, harsh, sincere, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, sexual perversion, starting over, ex convict, police officer, factory worker, suspicion, warden, rejection, anger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sexy, feel good, biblical, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religion, investigation, culture clash, stereotypes, supernatural, runaway, sacrifice, secrets, redemption, loneliness, existentialism, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, assassination, jungle, suicide, assassin, life & death, justice, loneliness, male nudity, violence, indians ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, middle east, asia
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23%
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, cynical, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: journalism, politics, photographer, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, culture clash, vietnam war, counterculture, female nudity, sex, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., tokyo, usa, west virginia ...
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, entertaining, factual, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: art, artist, politics, depression, capitalism, greed, world politics, congress, manipulation, adaptation, justice, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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23%
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Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, dedicated educator, human relationship, school, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, social decay, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: art house, emotional, melancholic, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: jewish, nun, world war two, anti semitism, family secret, faith, character study, religion, orphan, suicide, self discovery, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, preparatory school, friendship, judaism, working class, justice, boarding school life, culture clash, life philosophy, manipulation ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, philosophical, intellectual, bleak ...
Plot: atheism, psychology, suicide attempt, religion, atheist, faith, bible, suffering, suicide, alone in the world, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sexy, erotic, political ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, corruption, death, communism, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: political, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: black panthers, conspiracy, racism, revolution, politics, drugs, african american, violence, civil rights movement, runaway, life & death, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: philosophical, psychological, bleak, meditative, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: philosophy, infidelity, adultery, destiny, false accusation, human nature, love affair, drug addiction, multiple storylines, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: racism, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, prejudice, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, israel, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 39K
Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, private school, friendship, rebelliousness, bully, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, high school, violence, boarding school, swedish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, rape, domestic violence, family relations, dysfunctional family, pedophile, parents and children, life is a bitch, sexual assault, family in crisis, parenthood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%