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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Original name: 建国大业
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy and triumph.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: politics, revolution, military, political unrest, assassination, state affairs, heroes, battles, ambition, historical event, media, civil war, historical figure, political leader, communist party, historic figure, war, contests and competitions, rebellion, society, rivalry, leadership, chinese history, gangsters, josef stalin ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and rough films with plots about state affairs, political unrest, military, politics, battles, war and heroes mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Founding of a Republic: Beginning of the Great Revival (2011), 1911 (2011), Beyond the Front Line (2004), The Opium War (1997), O Jerusalem (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, state affairs, head of state, society, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, battles, revolution, brutality, leadership, rebellion, danger, political unrest, sword, combat, heroes, blood ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, heroic mission, politics, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, against humanity, battles, soldier, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
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The Opium War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: battles, british empire, international crisis, revolution, political intrigue, wartime life, military, rebellion, society, leadership, state affairs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: asia, china, hong kong, east asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, danger, politics, state affairs, rivalry, battles, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, palestine, jerusalem
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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.
Style: realistic, exciting, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, female warrior, military, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, soldier, war, ambition, hopes, heroic mission, state affairs, elderly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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.
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Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
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Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, society, political unrest, heroes, hopes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, massacre, civil war, racism, politics, battles, political unrest, danger, state affairs, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
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King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: military, coming of age, battles, revolution, state affairs, heroes, battle zone, americana, wooing, politics, hopes, youth ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
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Place: iraq, middle east
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Country: Hong Kong, China, British Virgin Islands
Duration: 126 min.
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Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic
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Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
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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 ...
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