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There Be Dragons (2011)
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA, Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized, non-linear, based on true events
Plot: soldier, priest, spanish civil war, redemption, self discovery, unfulfilled love, saint, haunted by the past, love, dying father, journalist, betrayal, jealousy, forgiveness, dying, catholic, martyrdom, love and romance, journalism, political unrest, state affairs, airplane, mountain, civil war, death ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, year 1936, year 1937
Place: spain, europe

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Most similar movies to There Be Dragons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, soldier, war, state affairs, military, politics and betrayal mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like There Be Dragons: Faith of My Fathers (2005), Land and Freedom (1995), To Kill a King (2003), Sword of Honour (2001), Talk of Angels (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, serious, disturbing, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, soldier, heroic mission, military life, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
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100%
Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 30s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, betrayal, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, society, intrigue, dishonesty, revolution, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.0
 775
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, woman in danger, political unrest, fall in love, life is a bitch, rebellion, against humanity, society, dishonesty, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 487
Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, ambition, hopes, society, religions or cults, miraculous event, church, nun ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, physicist, top secret, scientific research, scientist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, hopes, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, born again christian, christianity, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, rescue, selflessness, self discovery, society, danger, soldier, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: asia, china, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Soldiers of Salamina (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Professor Lola Sánchez investigates the truth behind the events experienced by Rafael Sánchez Mazas, one of the founders of the Falange Española party, during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, writer's life, uncover truth, change of heart, political unrest, soldier, society, lifesaver, against humanity, fascism, state affairs, creative block
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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El mar (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Plot: friendship, tuberculosis, forbidden love, terminal illness, political unrest, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, childhood friend, childhood friends, nun, gay ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 905
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, military, human spirit, adventure, getting home, danger, human nature, ocean or sea, lifeboat, isolation, soldier, disaster film ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, infantrymen, danger, battle zone, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, royal family, leadership, politics, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, war, love and romance, rivalry, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, passion, tyranny, aristocrat, duchess, exile, miraculous event, royal family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 5K
Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, self discovery, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.4
 277
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, battles, gory, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, political intrigue, journalism, elderly, betrayal, state affairs, head of state, haunted by the past, obsession, dishonesty, rise and fall, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: journalist, divorce, war correspondent, love affair, romance, writer's life, couples, life is a bitch, media, photojournalist, fame, spanish civil war ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, king, military, politics, intrigue, leadership, royal family, against the odds, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, innocence lost, prison, military base, basic training, ocean or sea, power relations, battles, battleship, ocean, military life, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, society, ambition, politics, war, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, introspection, redemption, betrayal, dishonesty, machismo, friendship between men, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, prison, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, youth, young heroes, life is a bitch, politics, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 1K
Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revolution, village, civil war, wartime life, media, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism, war, state affairs, uncover truth, genocide ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, leadership, military, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, life is a bitch, downfall, folk hero, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%