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Citizen Cohn (1992)
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, rebellion, rise and fall, society, political corruption, terminal illness, dishonesty, gender, introspection, gays and lesbians, americana, state affairs, unfulfillment, army, lawyer, jewish, fbi, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, year 1954, year 1968
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Citizen Cohn: Truman (1995), Dirty Pictures (2000), Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Fidel & Che (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, political drama
Plot: politics, white house, soldier, presidential election, human spirit, head of state, heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system, ambition, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, japan, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, rough
Plot: labor union, crimes, blind ambition, unfulfillment, rise to the top, state affairs, workplace situations, gangsters, life is a bitch, tough heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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76%
 6.7
 733
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: museum, jury, courtroom, politics, s&m, lawsuit, rebelliousness, dishonesty, fighting the system, sexual perversion, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: president, fbi, megalomaniac, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, society, head of state, dishonesty, law enforcement, government agency, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: politics, urban, society, state affairs, hotshot hero, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, city life, relationship vs career, ambition, couples, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, price of justice, state affairs, corporate crimes, legal, society, rebellion, workplace, farm, life is a bitch, rich and poor, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: injustice, discrimination, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal action, state affairs, hopes, fighting the system, human spirit, legal, racism, americana ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, rise to the top, life is a bitch, family in crisis, chaos, media, politics, ambition, racism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, china, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: school, hospital, terminal illness, legal action, parents and children, dedicated educator, family in crisis, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, workplace situations, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, self discovery, family life, fighting the system, dishonesty, testimony, state affairs, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, parents and children, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, europe, usa, france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, politician, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, civil rights, murder, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, minnesota ...
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54%
 6.6
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, rebellion, working class, rivalry, americana, social activist ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york, michigan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, opposites attract, forbidden love, stripper, governor, love affair, couples, social differences, society, media, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, rise to the top, crimes, campaign, dishonesty, deadly, human spirit, media, state affairs, ambition, society ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, talky, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, obsession, ambition, betrayal, politics, aging, society, rise and fall, elderly, media, journalism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 21K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, courtroom, against the odds, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system, legal action, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, psychological, sincere, witty ...
Plot: stripper, rise and fall, civil rights, judaism, jewish, comedian, kiss, against the rules, drug abuse, fighting the system, overdose, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: clever, humorous, biting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, state affairs, young at heart, tv show, political corruption, dishonesty, bookies, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, florence, italy, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: aids, hiv, gay, terminal illness, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, media, idealism, tv show ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: cuba, san francisco, miami, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, talky
Plot: vietnam war, rivalry, righting the wronged, courtroom, idealism, injustice, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, political unrest, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: assassination attempt, civil rights, racism, campaign, discrimination, conservative, injustice, rebellion, society, ambition, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, year 1972, year 1963, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, injustice, state affairs, hopes, human spirit, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, new york, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 998
Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, rally, government agency, dishonesty, political corruption, fighting the system, idealism, politics, betrayal, dealing with death, family in crisis, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: disturbing, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, militant, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, interracial relations, working undercover, injustice, self defense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, society, introspection, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, human spirit, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the run, environmentalism, injustice, fighting the system, politics, hidden identity, anti war, rise and fall, state affairs, fugitives, life is a bitch, vietnam war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, hotshot lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations, defense attorney, change of heart, lawyer, murder trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, district attorney, grief, lawyer, judge, protest, media manipulation, moral dilemma, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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