Years of lead movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant years of lead movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, political, controversial, disturbing and tense films and TV shows about / with years of lead, politics, murder, terrorism, death, police, terrorist, assassination, society and police officer plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Italy, France, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as years of lead: Marianne & Juliane (1981), The Best of Youth (2003), The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981), The Front Line (2009), Il caso Moro (1986), An Average Little Man (1977), To Love the Damned (1980), My Brother Is an Only Child (2007), Good Morning, Night (2003), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972).

List of years of lead movies

Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: feminist film, political, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: years of lead, politics, marxist, prison, family relations, terrorism, sister sister relationship, terrorist, german politics, radical, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, west germany, europe
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, society, dishonesty, friendship, politics, protest, musician, police brutality, character study, political corruption, psychiatrist, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
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The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Who is the mysterious stranger Cecilia met on the street? Why is he suspicious of everyone? She is happily married, has a lovely child and an interesting job: she has no motive to be troubled, but she decides to join him and to become his lover. She ...
Plot: years of lead, terrorism, mysterious stranger, controversy, nightmare, extramarital affair, terrorist, mirror, opera, loss of father, art, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: naples italy, sicily
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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, society, youth, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, love and romance, hopes, rebelliousness, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: italy, europe
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Il caso Moro (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On March 16 1978, the Red Brigade kidnap the Chief of the Christian Democraty, the party in power in Italy since the end of the war. Fifty-five days later, his corpse was found in the trunk of a red Renault.
Plot: years of lead, politics, terrorism, italian politics, domestic terrorism, man killed, assassination, terrorist, prime minister, murder, italian history, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
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An Average Little Man (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Giovanni Vivaldi is an average middle-aged man with a secure job as a government accountant. He wishes nothing more than to set up his only son Mario, his biggest pride in the world, with the same secure government job before he eventually retires. ...
Style: tragicomedy, ambiguous ending, controversial
Plot: accountant, freemason, police officer, revenge, torture, kidnapping, bureaucracy, years of lead, cruelty, ritual, family tragedy, vendetta ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
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To Love the Damned (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: What happened to Italy during the absence of one young rebel. Svitol (Flavio Bucci) has been hiding out in South America. Then one day he gives up on his life in exile and decides to head back home. Everything has changed. The radical left is now in ...
Plot: years of lead, frustration, cocaine, communism, drug use, assassination, heroin, police officer, partisan, extramarital affair, drug addict, heroine ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: milan italy, rome italy, italy
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My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Accio (Elio Germano) and Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) are working class brothers who live in Italy in the 1960s. While his brother becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken under the wing of a market ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, working class, romantic rivalry, coming of age, family relations, love and romance, rebelliousness, social relations, parents and children, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, sex ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, political ...
Plot: terrorism, anarchist, police investigation, bomb, police detective, crimes, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, revolution, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, head of state, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: underage sex, journalism, politics, reporter, psychology, police, years of lead, murder, rebellion, crimes, state affairs, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, milan italy
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, politics, crimes, police, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: melancholic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, terrorism, politics, berlin wall, runaway, loneliness, existentialism, starting over, state affairs, activist, spy, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, new jersey, latin america ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, harsh, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, revolutionary, terrorist, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Germany in Autumn (1978)
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman ...
Style: political, art house, semi documentary, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, funeral, society, german history, anarchist, marxist, autumn, dispute, raf, cemetery, television ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: west germany, germany
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Devil in the Flesh (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the ...
Style: erotic, suspense, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, terrorist, erection, coming of age, psychoanalysis, caught having sex, terrorism, erotica, sexuality, student, sex, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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The Goodbye Kiss (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle and decides to return to Italy. What he wants is to lead a ...
Style: captivating, neo noir, political
Plot: police officer, terrorist, robbery, jungle, life, shoplifting, lifestyle, criminal, burglar, crimes, life is a bitch, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: italian politics, conspiracy, police, politics, serial killer, italian mafia, murder, twists and turns, political conspiracy, political corruption, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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We Want the Colonels (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a net of relationship in order to organize a Coup ...
Style: political
Plot: coup d'etat, fascism, military coup, satire, politics, grudge, years of lead, italian politics, neo fascism, politician, democracy, power struggle ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lowly bank clerk, literally allergic to money and revolted by its nefarious influence on humanity, launches a campaign of harassment against a wealthy butcher, stealing small, insignificant items— but never money—from the man. The victim uses ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, erotica, money, economics, police, death, male female relationship, satire, breaking the fourth wall, years of lead, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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Buone notizie (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Giancarlo Giannini stars as the nameless hero, a disaffected media executive who spends his days watching violent programming on the six television screens in his office and his evenings neglecting his frustrated wife at home. An encounter with an ...
Style: macabre, suspense
Plot: obsession, alienation, surrealism, mental institution, death, husband wife relationship, friendship, friend, paranoia, dune, beach, female nudity ...
Place: italy
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terrorism, mafia, funeral, death, family relations, hopes, peasant, social worker, farm, family problems, estrangement, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy ...
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Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: journalism, mistaken identity, politics, terrorism, journalist, political intrigue, spy, writers, news reporter, urban setting, terrorist, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, politics, terrorist, surveillance, police, police investigation, reporter, freedom of the press, nudity (full frontal - brief), twists and turns, anarchist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, israel, europe, west germany
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: art house, suspense, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: anarchist, communist, family relations, working class, death of father, widow, suicide, media manipulation, old woman, politics, parent child relationship, media ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, frankfurt germany
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The Third Generation (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released ...
Style: political, art house, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, politics, terrorism, anarchist, female nudity, protest, satire, hostage, elimination, junkie, kidnapped man, businessman ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, germany
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Heimat 2: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK, Spain, Sweden, France, Norway, Finland, Austria, Australia
Duration: 1416 min.
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Story: The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students). The movie tells a story in many different levels about love, friendship, ...
Style: avant garde, psychedelic, semi autobiographical
Plot: terrorist, fictional biography, jewish, desperation, big city life, composer, years of lead, young man, divorce, cold war, night, holocaust ...
Place: venice, west berlin west germany, munich germany, east germany, west germany
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Five Moons Plaza (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just the night before his retirement District Attorney Saracini is given a film showing the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. As the District Attorney takes on the case he along with his team finds more compelling and secretive evidences. Too many secrets ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, controversial
Plot: judge, deception, kidnapping, politician, terrorism, assassination, political unrest, murder, unsolved crime, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crime solving ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbtq, male prostitute, politics, murder, street kid, self defense, court case, true crime, lynching, performer's life, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: political, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, mafia, italian history, corruption, assassination, prime minister, gangsters, murder, state affairs, idealism, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1991 ...
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, ussr, palermo italy ...
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