Movies like Gandhi

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Gandhi (1982)
 8.0
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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 '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, reporter, murder, police brutality, funeral, arrest, political prisoner, death of hero, tragic hero ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, europe, 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, idealism, revolution, leadership and rebellion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Gandhi: Invictus (2009), Selma (2014), Michael Collins (1996), Cry Freedom (1987), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). 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, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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100%
 7.5
 79K
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, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, rebelliousness, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, ira, civil war, fight, treason, secret service, war, political unrest, state affairs, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
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, tense, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, civil rights, marital problem, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: atmospheric, serious, touching, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, fighting the system, family problems, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, estrangement, orphan, redemption, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: africa, south africa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, redemption, idealism, tragic hero, clergy, politics, dishonesty, royal family, leadership, injustice ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
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100%
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 7.3
 231K
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, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 77K
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, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, serious, atmospheric, epic, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, politics, monastery, communism, exile, buddha, buddhist monk, leadership, political unrest, dedication, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, 1950s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, injustice, americana, civil rights, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, human spirit, state affairs, journalism, media, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: virginia, tennessee, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, discrimination, injustice, blacks and whites ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, tense, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: police brutality, patriotism, idealism, atrocity, terrorism, social decay, deadly, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, arranged marriage, danger ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: british army, politics, anti war, british empire, british history, war, british soldier, massacre, queen victoria, rescue, battles, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 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, church, clergy, state affairs, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 35K
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: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, captivating, disturbing, rough, serious
Plot: punjab, prison, vengeance, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, legal, state affairs, politics, prison life, political unrest, life sentence ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, suicide attempt, emperor, teacher, childhood, confession, interrogation, divorce, empress, arson, royal family ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, british colonial, war, battles, horse, imperialism, rebel, politics, culture clash, historical character, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prison life, racism, apartheid, friends, social problems, politics, convict, friendship, rebellion, warden, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ 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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, battles, political unrest, military, intrigue, against the odds, leadership, royal family, rebellion, society, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
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, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, unlikely partners, state affairs, imperialism, administration, battles, rivalry, war, heroes, military, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, politics, french revolution, idealism, death row, intrigue, polish, rebellion, society, holocaust, allies ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, war, head of state, state affairs, society, rise to the top, couple relations, fascism, world war two, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 800
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, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, chaos, rebelliousness, military, idealism, rebellion, society, injustice, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 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: serious, captivating, sincere, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apartheid, bomb, life is a bitch, danger, peaceful mission, politics, society, rebellion, siege, revolution, idealism, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, love and romance, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition, charity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, south america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 10K
The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK
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: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: election, military dictatorship, resistance, leadership, human spirit, idealism, politics, peaceful mission, social activist, democrat, tragic love, selflessness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, 1990s, year 1947 ...
Place: burma, asia, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, semi serious, factual ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, protest, injustice, gender, factory, workplace, fighting the system, idealism, revolution, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1970 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%