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Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
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 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, factual, compassionate, touching, sincere, captivating, odd ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, idealism, freedom, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy, assassination, lawyer, christianity, court, photographer, trial, racism, politician, murder, reporter, police brutality, funeral, arrest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, europe, asia, south africa, london ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, idealism, culture clash, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Gandhi: Gandhi, My Father (2007), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Selma (2014), Luther (2003), Invictus (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, human spirit, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, historical character, resistance, death sentence, german, politics, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, tragic hero, gestapo, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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100%
 7.5
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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, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
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: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, historical character, president, leadership, racism, apartheid, politician, sport, celebration, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa, cape town south africa, new jersey ...
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31%
 7.4
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, newspaper editor, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, england, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, social problems, marital problem, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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59%
 7.0
 27K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, communism, monastery, exile, politics, buddha, religions or cults, occupation, dedication, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, india, poland ...
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100%
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The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Thailand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: election, military dictatorship, militant, resistance, human spirit, leadership, politics, selflessness, social activist, peaceful mission, tragic love, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1988, year 1998 ...
Place: burma, asia, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 985K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, courage, tragic hero, war, leadership, folk hero, idealism, heroes, love story, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 90K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, islam, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, politics, life is a bitch, leadership, society, hopes, tragic hero, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 251K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, civil war, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, american history, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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51%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, journalism, state affairs, human spirit, americana, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, virginia, tennessee, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, blacks and whites, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 12K
Goodbye Bafana (2007)
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, touching, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, leadership, politics, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, military life, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, society, military, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 14K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, dishonesty, state affairs, rise and fall, religions or cults, church, friends, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 73K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, 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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, arson, confession, interrogation, empress, divorce ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, political unrest, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, ambition, rebellion, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british army, heroes, battles, british empire, british history, war, british soldier, massacre, rescue, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.8
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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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, clergy, military, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, hopes, politics, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, brussels belgium, brussels, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 35K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, hopes, cinderella story, human spirit, charity, folk hero, rise to the top, love and romance, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, vatican, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%