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Danton (1983)
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, tense, breathtaking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, intrigue, death row, political unrest, french revolution, war, holocaust, military, heroes, battles, fighting the system, life is a bitch, royal family, rebellion, workplace intrigue, rise and fall, polish, anti semitism, society, dishonesty, rebelliousness, allies, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain, australia

Most similar movies to Danton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about society, state affairs, politics, revolution, rebellion, idealism and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Danton: 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Jefferson in Paris (1995), The French Revolution (1989), Cromwell (1970), Man of Iron (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: war, revolution, militant, rebellion, french revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, hopes, fight for supremacy, rebelliousness, against the odds, death row ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, king, tyranny, royal family, intrigue, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society ...
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Time: 80s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
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Place: italy, france, europe
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Duration: 113 min.
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Duration: 159 min.
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
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Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: epic, stylized, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
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Sade (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 1790s, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Supper (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, talky, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, leadership, royal family, political intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, political unrest, society, tragic love, revolution, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
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35%
 5.8
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Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: politics, revolution, injustice, rebellion, idealism, leadership, escapades, war, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, righting the wronged ...
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
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