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The Inner Circle (1991)
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak, contemplative
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, injustice, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, dictatorship, love, projectionist, josef stalin, orphan, life is a bitch, society, train, socialism, uniform
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s, 40s
Place: russia

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Most similar movies to The Inner Circle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, head of state, political unrest and world war two mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Inner Circle: Tsar (2009), Stalin (1992), The Gathering Storm (2002), Noriega: God's Favorite (2000), Zuzu Angel (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: leadership, clergy, political unrest, head of state, corrupted ruler, political corruption, rebelliousness, royal court, dishonesty, ambition, russian history, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, leadership, paranoia, stroke, josef stalin, child molester, ruler, megalomaniac, state affairs, life is a bitch, corrupted ruler, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, orphan, head of state, heroes, leadership, military, artists and showbiz, ambition, against humanity, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain
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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: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, couples, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: london, paris france
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66%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, world war two, state affairs, war, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe
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Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, soldier, army investigation, politics, state affairs, head of state, clergy, ambition, crimes, fighting the system, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama
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51%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, legal, injustice, politics, life is a bitch, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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50%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, confined, politics, hopes, feminism, political unrest, isolation, pursuit, strong female presence, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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50%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, political unrest, assassination attempt, political conspiracy, downfall ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Story: A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: fascism, world war two, political unrest, leadership, life is a bitch, society, head of state, downfall, state affairs, against humanity, rise and fall, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, wartime life, leadership, politics, military, state affairs, war, head of state, society, totalitarianism, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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48%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, rise and fall, distopia, wartime life, against humanity, society, head of state, military, life is a bitch, state affairs, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy, alps
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The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, head of state, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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45%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, political unrest, journalism, fascism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, against the odds, media, state affairs, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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43%
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, soldier, strong sexual content, injustice, state affairs, military, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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43%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
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: captivating, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, confined, losing-it hero, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, couples, life turned upside down, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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39%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, anti semitism, political unrest, idealism, wartime life, church, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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39%
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., london, usa, europe, england ...
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38%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, state affairs, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, head of state, leadership, terminal illness, introspection, strong female presence, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1960s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, palestine ...
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: moral dilemma, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, friendship, politics, state affairs, society, wartime life, super weapon, nuclear threat, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, japan ...
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36%
Into the Storm (2009)
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: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, negotiation, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, dishonesty, crimes, society, gangsters, megalomaniac, social decay, government agency, head of state, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
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35%
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, oracle, code breaking, astronomer, foreknowledge, state affairs, society, future dystopia, catastrophe, archive footage, seer, prophecy ...
Time: 18th century, 16th century, 20th century, 17th century, 40s ...
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35%
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Free Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The story is real story that tells about a man's life who has a very influential philosopher that had lived in between 1877-1960. His name is 'Said Nursi' and he is originally Kurdish. But, he speaks perfectly Turkish, Kurdish, ...
Style: emotional, serious, controversial, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: disagreement, redemption, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, society, repression, injustice, religions or cults, humble, hopes, muslim ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: turkey
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34%
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Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: anarchist, against humanity, legal investigation, politics, legal, rebellion, missing person, fighting the system, revolution, dictatorship, robbery, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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34%
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, uncover truth, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking, based on true events
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, media, newspaper, journalism, society, life risking, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, political unrest, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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32%
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, secret agents, politics, betrayal, introspection, political unrest, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, unsuccessful, burned alive, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union
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