Movies like The Black Pimpernel

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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
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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: rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: politics, life is a bitch, political intrigue, romance, injustice, society, political unrest, human spirit, revolution, human rights, ambassador, heroes, graphic violence, rebellion, fighting the system, looking for love, haunted by the past, idealism, political corruption, hopes, state affairs, heroic mission, tough heroes, revolutionary, coup d'etat ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, rebellion, political unrest, life is a bitch and revolution mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Black Pimpernel: To Kill a Priest (1988), Of Love and Shadows (1994), Children of Glory (2006), Miral (2010), 8th Wonderland (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, state affairs, human spirit, against the odds, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, legal action, working class, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: dictatorship, politics, torture, distopia, rebellion, idealism, love triangle, love affair, social decay, interracial relations, custody, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
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100%
Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, emotional ...
Plot: revolution, politics, sport team, human spirit, wartime life, rebellion, resistance, idealism, rebelliousness, political unrest, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, australia, europe, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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83%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, injustice, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, politics, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1940s
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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8th Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A website where people can virtually live in a true democracy becomes so popular that its leading members take questionable actions to improve the real world as well. This backfires and various governments brand them terrorists.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: revolution, society, secret movement, rebelliousness, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, political unrest, social decay, political corruption, anti capitalism, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, violence, sex scene, torture, extramarital affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, price of justice, political intrigue, political unrest, parents and children, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, society, downfall, political conspiracy, political intrigue, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: serious, sincere, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, political corruption, political conspiracy, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, politics, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: protest, politics, political unrest, police brutality, fighting the system, idealism, state affairs, hopes, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, resistance, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., canada, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: rebellion, island, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, peaceful mission, injustice, revolution, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.
Style: cynical, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, un, politics, corruption, dishonesty, manipulation, crimes, society, political intrigue, diplomat, political conspiracy, blackmail ...
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Salt of This Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: state affairs, politics, social differences, love affair, heist, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, discrimination, political unrest, bank robbery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, usa, new york, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
This Revolution (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-wing conspiracy theory of a corporate-controlled ...
Style: disturbing, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, idealism, injustice, revolution, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, dishonesty, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Trapped (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: terrorism, ira, on the run, police detective, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, love and romance, injustice, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, ireland, belfast, dublin ireland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 325
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, conspiracy, politics, bomb, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, rivalry, terrorism, society, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, life is a bitch, fall in love, hopes, wartime life, evacuation, village, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, rebelliousness, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, tragic event, war, decapitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, military, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, rebellion, hopes, politics, siege, revolution, life is a bitch, fighting the system, unlikely partners, state affairs, leadership, folk hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, social
Plot: revolution, pirate, political intrigue, ambition, political unrest, dishonesty, rise to the top, state affairs, idealism, imperialism, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, russia, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 1920s, year 1917
Place: philadelphia, washington d.c., tennessee, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, secret agents, prodigy, campaign, politics, rebellion, fighting the system, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, revolution, political corruption, butterfly, government, siblings relations, tragic love, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, conspiracy, student ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: revolution, politics, solitary, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, hopes, chaos and mayhem, haunted by the past, prison, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, concentration camp, wartime life, rebellion, life is a bitch, revolution, couple relations, love affair, romance, politics, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, police detective, uncover truth, politics, law enforcement, political unrest, crimes, fighting the system, society, who to trust, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, injustice, political corruption, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
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55%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%