Movies like Evita

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Evita (1996)
 6.3
 33K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical, intense, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, charity, rise to the top, folk hero, leadership, state affairs, politics, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, cancer, prostitute, redemption, lone hero, rock, heroes, society, idealism, show tunes, strong female presence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, italy, spain, south america, buenos aires argentina

Most similar movies to Evita

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and dramatic films with plots about politics, society, idealism, state affairs, mentor, corruption and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Evita: Les Mis?rables (2012), Cabaret (1972), Che! (1969), De-Lovely (2004), MacArthur (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, suspense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, fall in love, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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100%
 7.8
 46K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash, german, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 842
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, folk hero, leadership, chaos, society, rebelliousness, military, rebellion, injustice, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 11K
De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, rise to the top, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, couple relations, romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: venice, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: idealism, society, hopes, dealing with death, heroic mission, couple relations, state affairs, strong female presence, politics, human spirit, folk hero, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
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, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, political unrest, downfall, historical character, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1967
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 213K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, protest, muslim, idealism, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: feminism, civil rights, state affairs, politics, fighting the system, political unrest, human spirit, injustice, americana, journalism, media, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: virginia, tennessee, philadelphia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
42%
 7.5
 81K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, society, rebelliousness, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 5K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 43K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, communism, idealism, freedom, fighting the system, leadership, political unrest, state affairs, heroic ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, prison life, historical figure, social problems, marital problem, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 3K
Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, actor's life, hopes, rise to the top, human spirit, power relations, ambition, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1890s, turn of the century, 1880s ...
Place: korea, asia, china, japan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, realistic, non-linear, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, communism, emperor, suicide attempt, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, interrogation, confession, divorce, arson, empress ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 416
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: captivating, uplifting, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: leadership, idealism, revolution, rebellion, injustice, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, social decay, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, cuba, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 6K
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. ...
Style: talky, epic, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, death row, intrigue, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.7
 6K
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, rebelliousness, ambition, social relations, clergy, dance school, injustice, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 34K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, south america, latin america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 5K
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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, politics, political unrest, king, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 41K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, marriage, vietnam war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 751
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, politics, society, feminism, political unrest, isolation, confined, hopes, state affairs, pursuit, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, battles, war, rebellion, military, leadership, folk hero, ambition, state affairs, leader, freedom, army ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: latin america, venezuela, south america, andes mountains, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, intrigue, romance, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, royal family, couples, revenge, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 22K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, socialism, fall in love, society, social differences, war, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1910s ...
Place: italy, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: contemplative, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, hopes, terminal illness, strong female presence, ambition, rise to the top, society, introspection, head of state, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 80K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, fighting the system, self discovery, police, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, post war, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, obsessive quest, courtroom drama, car, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, 1950s ...
Place: detroit, usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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