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House of Saddam
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: head of state, rise and fall, state affairs, gulf war, family relations, power relations, politics, parents and children, siblings relations, political unrest, psychopath, against humanity, ambition, saddam hussein, iraq war, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, dictatorship, execution, totalitarianism, megalomaniac, right hand man, atrocity, ruler ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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Rome
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
UK, USA
90 min.
 8.8
Edward the King
Biography, Drama, History, War
UK
50 min.
 8.5
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Most similar movies to House of Saddam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about state affairs, politics, political unrest, society, betrayal, head of state and leadership mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like House of Saddam: I, Claudius (1976), Caesar (2002), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), W. (2008), Cromwell (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I, Claudius
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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, emperor, head of state, ambition, intrigue, royal court, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, manipulation, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe, italy
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 6.7
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Caesar
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, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, politics, tragic hero, dictatorship, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, heroes, battle, senate, ancient rome, julius caesar ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, anti semitism, fascism, hitler, against humanity, politics, racism, ambition, state affairs, head of state, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria
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 6.3
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W.
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: serious, sincere, realistic, cynical, factual ...
Plot: politics, president, iraq war, oil, drinking, father son relationship, head of state, drugs/alcohol, world politics, political, gulf war, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: texas, usa, iraq, middle east, california ...
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Cromwell
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, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: betrayal, war, politics, revolution, civil war, religion, corruption, adventure, british, intrigue, swashbuckler, rise and fall ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, scotland, america
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    User:   58%
 
Nicholas and Alexandra
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, rise and fall, rebelliousness, couple relations, child illness, parents and children, family in crisis, family in danger, political unrest, royal family, revolution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia
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The Devil's Double
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, political corruption, corruption, torture, revenge, gulf war, murder, hidden identity, manipulation, violence, violent, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
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System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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Edward the King
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, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, family relations, womanizer, teen angst, british royal family, brother brother relationship, cigar smoking, prime minister ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england
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    User:   60%
 
April Captains
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, soldier, siblings relations, politics, against humanity, society, state affairs, family relations, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
The Last King of Scotland
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, dramatic, brutal ...
Plot: politics, corruption, insanity, torture, genocide, paranoia, violence, murder, hospital, betrayal, doctor, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, scotland, uganda
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    User:   100%
 
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Henri 4
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: head of state, betrayal, battle zone, leadership, royal court, parents and children, royal family, political unrest, battles, politics, dishonesty, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, france
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    User:   53%
 
 7.5
 703
Speer und er
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: holocaust, against humanity, war, head of state, friendship, rise and fall, anti semitism, trial, courtroom drama, megalomaniac, architect, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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    User:   52%
 
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Rome
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, strong sexual content, betrayal, roman empire, rise and fall, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, power relations, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, egypt, italy
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    User:   48%
 
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Day of the Falcon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: desert, political intrigue, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, leadership, manipulations, tribe, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east
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    User:   41%
 
 6.9
 805
Zuzu Angel
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, missing person, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, family relations, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
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Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966, 1960s
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
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Into the Storm
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: head of state, leadership, war, state affairs, politics, heroes, couples, prime minister, negotiation, world war two, winston churchill, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
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System:   40%
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To Kill a King
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, friendship, political unrest, royal family, politics, battlefield, torture, dishonesty, state affairs, rebelliousness, psychopath ...
Time: 17th century
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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Che: Part One
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, idealism, jungle, folk hero, violence, leadership, politics, storytelling, political, heroes, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city
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Nixon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: epic, serious, factual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, head of state, world politics, political, rise and fall, race issues, greed, assassination ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, texas, washington d.c., china
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System:   39%
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The Virgin Queen
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: british royal family, royal family, head of state, betrayal, blind ambition, church, queen elizabeth i, intrigue, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, queen of england, forbidden love ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.8
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Conspiracy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
 8.6
 24K
John Adams
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, president, leadership, politics, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse, american history, human spirit, idealism, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, france, pennsylvania
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System:   37%
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The Killing Fields
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, war, vietnam war, civil war, friendship, brutality, violence, torture, photographer, unlikely friendships, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 7.8
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Borgia
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: clergy, crime, political intrigue, church, political corruption, blind ambition, ambition, political conspiracy, politics, rivalry, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: europe, italy, florence italy, naples italy, spain ...
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
A Woman Called Golda
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: head of state, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
The Color of Freedom
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: tragic hero, human spirit, racism, rebelliousness, apartheid, friendship, interracial relations, prison life, political unrest, injustice, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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Lumumba
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: assassination, politics, greed, brutality, political unrest, ethnic conflict, propaganda, political, censorship, military, civil war, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, latin america, tokyo, israel ...
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 

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MacArthur
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, island, politics, president, soldier, wartime, death, weapons, daring rescue, mentor, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: japan, australia, asia, korea, the philippines ...
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System:   32%
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing
Plot: head of state, war, losing-it hero, downfall, isolation, life turned upside down, against humanity, suicide, bunker, confined, military, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   32%
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