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Contract of a Century (1985)
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Contract of a Century (1985)
Original name: Контракт века
Genre: History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Film is set in 1980s in Germany and Russia. A major gas pipeline is to be built from Siberia to Europe. German banks are open for discussions about the credit contract for the project. The Russian delegation comes to Germany for business meetings and finds out that the security service is secretly working against the deal. Help comes from the Russian diplomat Nikolai Petrovich Gusev (played by Nikolai Petrovich Karachentsov).
Plot: business, spy, politics, trafficking, bank
Place: siberia, germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about politics, murder, society, state affairs, politician, spy and assassination mostly in History, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Contract of a Century: RFK (2002), We Believed (2010), 37 Days (2014), The Outlaw Michael Howe (2013), Lyubov Yarovaya (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, u.s. president, politician, rivalry
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york, harlem ...
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We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: tense, serious, factual, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: politics, italian history, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, society, battles, revolution, historical event, occupation, execution, repression ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, southern italy, naples italy
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: political thriller, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, society, negotiation, diplomacy, summer, international relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: europe, england, germany, france
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The Outlaw Michael Howe (2013)
Genre: History
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1814. Van Diemen’s Land, the notorious British penal colony, has dissolved into chaos. Outlaws roaming the wilderness have pushed the colonial government to breaking point. Driven by a deep sense of loyalty and an unquenchable hatred towards ...
Plot: rebellion, convict, spy, criminal, australian western, civil war, decapitation, aborigine, colony, outlaw, murder, torture
Place: tasmania, australia
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Lyubov Yarovaya (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is set in the time of the Russian Civil War, after the October revolution of 1917. The communist forces are losing a battle over town. They must blow up the strategic bridge, but the explosion is prevented by one anticommunist man, who is ...
Plot: revolution, husband wife relationship, spy, politics, love, revenge, double agent
Place: russia
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71%
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Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: revolution, world war one, flashback, politics, politician, trust, communist, demonstration, political prisoner, czar, lenin, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1890s, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, siberia, helsinki finland, saint petersburg ...
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The Viking War (2019)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, danger, fight, struggle for survival, battles, culture clash, showdown, violence, storytelling, adventure, society, lifestyle ...
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Orderers (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.
Plot: french canadian, terrorism, martial law, politics, prison, police, false accusation
Place: montreal quebec, montreal, quebec
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The Awakening (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A first film made of the 1949 March deportation of Estonian people to Siberia by Soviet Secret Police NKVD. During couple of days and nights nearly 21 thousand people, mostly women and children, were under top secret taken from their homes to ...
Style: allegory
Plot: deportation, occupation, stalinism
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia
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65%
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, sentimental ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, dishonesty, society, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, rivalry, against humanity, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, fight for supremacy, nuclear threat, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, london, hiroshima japan, italy ...
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61%
Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This historical drama is based on a play by Henrik Ibsen and set in the year 1528. The central figure in the low-keyed story is a Norwegian noblewoman who is seeking to bring independence to that country despite the involved political intrigues of ...
Plot: royalty, rivals, religion, king, aristocrat, rival, intrigue, politics
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: scandinavia, norway
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Allegro Barbaro (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Zsadányi flees from the authorities with his goddaughter, Bankós Mari, and they escape into the forest. The film then skips ahead thirty-fold years: Zsadány and Mari are now lovers, with the sound of war in the background halting their romance. ...
Plot: execution, politics, love, class struggle, murder
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54%
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: cynical, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, world war one, political unrest, betrayal, state affairs, war, rise and fall ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, germany, europe
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53%
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Il caso Moro (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On March 16 1978, the Red Brigade kidnap the Chief of the Christian Democraty, the party in power in Italy since the end of the war. Fifty-five days later, his corpse was found in the trunk of a red Renault.
Plot: terrorism, politics, terrorist, murder, politician, italian history, prime minister, kidnapping, years of lead, italian politics
Time: 70s
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Dream Team 1935 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Latvia, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.
Style: based on true events
Plot: dedication, basketball, coach, sport
Place: europe, latvia
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Night Crossing (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: fugitives, adventure, danger, escapades, hopes, daring rescue, espionage, heroes, politics, ambition, friends, political unrest ...
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Days of 36 (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The assassin of a prominent trade unionist takes a conservative MP hostage and the government prevaricates over tactics so as not to alienate potential political allies.
Plot: military dictatorship, interwar period, drug trade, poison, execution, assassination, politics, kidnapping, politician, hostage, informant
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: greece, europe
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The Treaty (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: How the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic, represented by Michael Collins, and the British government was concluded after high-stakes negotiations in 1921.
Plot: negotiation, politics, convention, independence
Place: ireland, northern ireland
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Yaroslavna, Queen of France (1979)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Early XI century. Envoys of Henry, King of France, arrive to Kiev and ask Prince Yaroslav for the hand of his youngest daughter Anna. Rich, young and beautiful Anna Yaroslavna, accompanied by the envoys and warriors, sets off to Paris to meet her ...
Plot: russian history, politics, medieval, traitor, knight
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, king, execution, coronation, power, horse riding, spy, rivalry, treason, betrayal, conspiracy, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, scotland, london
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: 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, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, feminist, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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39%
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Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon ...
Plot: pioneer, journey, religious persecution, latter day saints, mormon, faith, prejudice, christian
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: utah
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The World's Greatest Fair (2004)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The largest world's fair in history (which took place in St. Louis in 1904) included the first Olympic Games on American soil, where competitors were openly administered drugs and marathon runners were chased off course by dogs. Other firsts ...
Plot: world's fair, publisher, olympics, tribe, elephant, photographer, horse, architecture, spotlight, telegraph, ferris wheel, electricity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, missouri
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39%
Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A film about the assination of Ii Naosuke at the gate of Edo castle in 1860 by ronin from the mito domain.
Plot: sword fight, point of view, assassination, samurai, xenophobia, historical event, snow, seppuku, gate, manifesto, edo period, japanese history ...
Time: 1860s
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Krotoa (2017)
Genre: History
Country: South Africa
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Krotoa, a feisty, bright, 11-year-old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner and the first Governor of the Cape Colony. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East ...
Plot: translator, assimilation, culture clash, colonialism, dutch
Time: 17th century
Place: south africa
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39%
Honor and Glory (1969)
Genre: History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This historical film by Hynek Bočan touches upon the indecisiveness of the Czech nation, ready to bend the backbone in face of foreign rule. Situating the story at the close of the Thirty Year War enabled the depiction of the misery of the people ...
Plot: medieval, feudalism, religion, fireplace, messenger, catholic, rebellion, haystack, knight, thief
Place: central europe
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Blue Brave: The Legend of Formosa in 1895 (2008)
Genre: History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "1895" tells the story of the resistance against the Japanese invasion in 1895.
Plot: invasion
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: asia, taiwan, japan, east asia
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39%
The Queen and the Cardinal (2009)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 197 min.
Story: In the middle of the 17th century, forbidden lovers Queen Anne of Austria, the widow of King Louis XIII, and her Prime Minister, Cardinal Mazarin, face the opposition of a revengeful and power-seeking Court.
Plot: french history, royal family, secret love, kingdom, royalty, female nudity, louvre
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Raise the Song: The History of Penn State (2008)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This 60-minute documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) examines the people and events that have taken the Commonwealth's land-grant university from its humble roots as the Farmers' High School to an internationally ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: ambition, americana, state affairs, student life, teachers and students, college life, dedicated educator, society, hopes, archive footage, university, research ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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