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House of Saddam (2008)
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, stylized
Plot: gulf war, dictatorship, execution, head of state, rise and fall, saddam hussein, iraq war, state affairs, family relations, power relations, politics, parents and children, siblings relations, political unrest, psychopath, against humanity, ambition, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, totalitarianism, megalomaniac, right hand man, atrocity, ruler ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, ambition, head of state, war and political unrest mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like House of Saddam: Over There (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Edward the King (1975), Occupation (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, iraq war, sergeant, war, gulf war, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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95%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, against humanity, politics, head of state, right hand man, assistant, corruption, polygamy, dictator, torture, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, family relations, womanizer, teen angst, cigar smoking, prime minister, british royal family, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 651
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, war, danger, war veteran, gulf war, military, society, military life, life is a bitch, selflessness, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, dubai, manchester england
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70%
 7.0
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, anti war, war, death, infidelity, basic training, boot camp, military, corpse, sniper, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1990, 1990s ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
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70%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ambition, leadership, incest, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 149
Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: political leader, head of state, rise and fall, politics, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 703
Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: trial, friendship, anti semitism, megalomaniac, architect, delusion, post war, war crime, holocaust, against humanity, war, third reich ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, julius caesar, battle, ancient rome, senate, rise and fall, conspiracy, war, civilization ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, historic figure, family, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, soldier, family life, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 971
New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: social differences, state affairs, head of state, idealism, parents and children, political unrest, love and romance, rebellion, society, family relations, class differences, duke ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
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Place: england, europe, kansas, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 457
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: white house, vietnam war, kennedy family, politics, assassination, election, civil rights, government agency, head of state, usa president, americana, ambition ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 18th century, 1770s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, intrigue, rise and fall, rise to the top, political unrest, royal family, against the odds, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.8
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Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ruler, political unrest, state affairs, totalitarianism, dictatorship, secret, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, society, exile, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, head of state, blind ambition, war, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
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Shaka Zulu (1986)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, South Africa, West Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1700s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
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Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gulf war, soldier, journalism, war, anti war, hospital, political unrest, battles, fighting the system, politics, against the odds, heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 43K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, iraq war, americana, election, patriotism, drugs/alcohol, head of state, rise to the top, white house, usa president, george w. bush ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, mayor, interracial relations, urban, murder, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, lawsuit, city council
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.6
 24K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: president, leadership, american history, politics, trial, lawyer, marriage, head of state, independence, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, pennsylvania, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 4K
Route Irish (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, gulf war, uncover truth, war, life is a bitch, dealing with death, love triangle, love and romance, society, state affairs, waterboarding, iraq war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
 609
The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, family saga
Plot: exile, incest, family life, writer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, political unrest, state affairs, father daughter relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 342
Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, assassination, politics, head of state, leadership, usa president, american history, idealism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 7K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king, head of state, rise to the top, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, ancient egypt, pharaoh
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%