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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, contemplative
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, 60s, 80s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1954 ...
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Citizen Cohn: Truman (1995), Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003), Dirty Pictures (2000), Fidel & Che (2002), The Last Mitterrand (2005). 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: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, world war one, white house, presidential election, head of state, political unrest, dishonesty, leadership, human spirit, political corruption ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, usa, missouri
⇓ 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, serious, rough, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: labor union, political corruption, leadership, fighting the system, profanity, graphic violence, rebellion, ambition, politics, society, rise and fall, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, city life, rise to the top, urban, society, leadership, couples, ambition, state affairs, crumbling marriage, hotshot hero ...
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, state affairs, corporate crimes, price of justice, heroes, rich and poor, life is a bitch, workplace, society, in the woods, politics, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 744
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: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawsuit, s&m, museum, jury, courtroom, politics, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, perversion, righting the wronged, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, rebellion, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, idealism, political corruption, rise to the top, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fbi, president, dishonesty, government agency, head of state, megalomaniac, gangsters, state affairs, crimes, gays and lesbians, society, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, head of state, political intrigue, state affairs, elderly, betrayal, journalism, ambition, politics, obsession, rise and fall, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, uncover truth, state affairs, undercover, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, false accusation, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 791
Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, politics, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, blind ambition, workplace intrigue, law enforcement, workplace situations, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, life is a bitch, human spirit, racism, legal, society, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, captivating, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: school, terminal illness, hospital, family relations, parents and children, dedicated educator, workplace situations, unfulfillment, child illness, hopes, legal action, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lgbt, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, gay, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 469
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: aids, hiv, human spirit, fighting the system, ambition, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, idealism, society, tv show, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative, talky
Plot: kennedy family, politics, introspection, rise to the top, relationship vs career, state affairs, crumbling marriage, americana, society, ambition, family life, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: politics, cold war, artists and showbiz, gangsters, hollywood, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, family life, profanity, graphic violence, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: france, usa, europe, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.5
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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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: vietnam war, injustice, courtroom, legal action, ambition, righting the wronged, political unrest, against the odds, rebellion, legal, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, stripper, forbidden love, opposites attract, governor, romance, destructive relationship, couples, society, social differences, media, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, hopes, church, rebellion, forbidden love, anti semitism, religions or cults, human spirit, society ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 436
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, idealism, republican, hopes, chaos, americana, state affairs, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: contemplative, serious, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, rivalry, confined, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, power relations, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, president, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, ambition, state affairs, rebellion, americana ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, feminism, society, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, member of parliament ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, anti war, politics, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 367
Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: courtroom, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, power relations, rebellion, defense attorney, change of heart, murder trial, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1890s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 2K
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: controversial, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: black panthers, militant, interracial relations, racism, revolution, politics, fighting the system, self defense, rebellion, injustice, political unrest, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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