Movies like Gandhi

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Gandhi (1982)
 8.1
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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, epic ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer, christianity, photographer, trial, racism, politician, murder, reporter, police brutality, funeral, arrest, political prisoner, death of hero, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: india, england, asia, europe, new delhi, south africa, pakistan ...

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Most similar movies to Gandhi

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about society, politics, state affairs, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash and revolution mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Gandhi: Invictus (2009), Selma (2014), A Passage to India (1984), Cry Freedom (1987), Luther (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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100%
 7.5
 77K
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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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100%
A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, grudge, small town, mosque, hindu, cave, doctor, politics, friendship, legal, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 11K
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: realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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52%
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 6.6
 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: touching, uplifting, captivating, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, bribery, hypocrisy, sin, clergy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, escapades ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
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: uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, human spirit, political unrest, family problems, fighting the system, death in the family, injustice, estrangement, rebellion, redemption, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 1920s ...
Place: africa, india, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison life, racism, oppression, apartheid, human spirit, discrimination, idealism, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, redemption, politics, society, religions or cults, royal family, dishonesty, leadership, human spirit, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
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100%
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, idealism, rebellion, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, atrocity, fighting the system, terrorism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 227K
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: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: idealism, racism, american civil war, president, politics, head of state, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 24K
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: stylized, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, exile, communism, monastery, buddha, buddhism, hopes, injustice, oppression, righting the wronged, religions or cults, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 75K
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, thought provoking, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: police brutality, civil rights, racism, islam, muslim, redemption, politics, assassination, prison, self discovery, surveillance, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 13K
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, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, religions or cults, friends, clergy, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, soccer, coach, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, hopes, civil rights, life is a bitch, siblings relations, state affairs, lifestyle, society, injustice, americana, idealism, angel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: virginia, tennessee, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 34K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, working class, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism, workplace ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, punjab, deadly, heroes, political unrest, life sentence, rebellion, state affairs, prison life, society, rebelliousness, legal ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, secret service, treason, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, emperor, suicide attempt, japanese occupation, teacher, royal family, childhood, interrogation, throne, divorce, empress ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, execution, imperialism, rebel, arrest, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Color of Freedom (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: uplifting, clever, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, society, friends, social problems, fighting the system, political unrest, leadership, human spirit, warden, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, state affairs, war, head of state, society, couple relations, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, tragic hero, injustice, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.3
 32K
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, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, italy, buenos aires argentina, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, equestrian, russian soldier, discipline, honor, british army, british history, british soldier, british empire, queen victoria, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, landing, ruler, rebellion, congress, pow, society, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, battleship, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, ira, prison life, society, introspection, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 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: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, battles, royal family, leadership, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 4K
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, revolution, military, political unrest, tyranny, parliament, king, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, battles ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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: epic, serious, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apartheid, bomb, leadership, heroes, fighting the system, folk hero, political unrest, peaceful mission, society, politics, danger, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%