Movies like The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)
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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.
Plot: world war two, world war one, autobiography, corporal punishment, chain gang, hung upside down

Most similar movies to The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about world war two, life is a bitch, autobiography, society, hopes, human spirit and love mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains: The Last Days of Patton (1986), Inside the Third Reich (1982), Truman (1995), Hitler (1962), Evenings (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.
Plot: politics, dead rat, rat, prison, watergate, autobiography
Time: 70s
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95%
The Last Days of Patton (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The Last Days of Patton is a 1986 made-for-television film sequel to the 1970 film Patton, which portrays the last few months of the general's life. George C. Scott reprises the role of General George S. Patton, and Eva Marie Saint portrays ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, hospital, world war one, battles, power relations, retiring, basic training, military life, human spirit, wartime life, war, heroes ...
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91%
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.
Plot: third reich, world war two, hitler, autobiography, nazi, adolf hitler, nazis
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany
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79%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, rebellion, workplace, society, fighting the system, legal, heroes, leadership, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, politics, soldier, white house, presidential election, media, rebellion, life is a bitch, dishonesty, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hitler (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!
Plot: world war two, evil man, nazi, hitler, nazis, adolf hitler
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Evenings (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The dark, odd humor of Frits, a somewhat lost young man in his early 20s, who still lives at home and can't seem to make the leap to full adulthood is appealing, with a undertone of sadness. And the film shares his vaguely surreal, blackly ...
Plot: autobiography, family relations, gay interest, mirror, male nudity, coming of age, homosexual, masturbation, irony
Time: 1950s, 50s
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62%
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Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and ...
Plot: autobiography, college, coming of age, world war two, streetcar
Time: 1940s
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61%
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, danger, hopes, heroes, family relations, dentist, attic ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Curtin (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1941. A country in crisis. A new man in power. Leadership demands and personal demons are set to collide. The story of John Curtin as he faces his first six months as Prime Minister, confronting in quick succession, the tragedy of Pearl Harbour, the ...
Plot: world war two, breaking the fourth wall, speech, politics, historical event, train, military
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the ...
Plot: suicide, lesbian, mental illness, stress, aggressive woman, homophobe, psychological drama, male female relationship, female protagonist, southern belle, business, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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55%
And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: violin, world war two, racism, nazi, holocaust, gypsy, genocide, nazis
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53%
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First Light (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In May 1940, feeling the RAF needs every man to fight to Luftwaffe, Geoffrey 'Geoff'/'Boy' Wellum joins at 18, becoming the youngest ever Spitfire pilot. After an intense training, he soon bonds with the flying men of his ...
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, raf, mockery, male friendship, autobiography, vomiting, drinking, pilot, male bonding, drink, ritual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man Who Defended Gavrilo Princip (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: When Gavrilo Princip killed Franz Ferdinand, Austrian future king , the World War I began. What will Gavrilo Princip do? He has to choose, hard jail untill death, or hanging. There are so much things happening in Bosnia.
Plot: world war one, pubic hair, prison, male nudity
Place: bosnia herzegovina
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48%
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: injury, childhood, racism, great depression, african american, grandmother granddaughter relationship, bathtub, church, divorced parents, uncle niece relationship, fanatic, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, st. louis missouri, arkansas
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46%
Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Plot: stigmata, miraculous event, catholic, saint, world war one, world war two
Place: italy
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45%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, corporal punishment, single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, love and romance, society, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, young heroes, society, social misfits, mute or deaf, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, race car, race, nascar, car racing, automobile racing, racing
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39%
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.
Plot: award, glory, dual role, world war two, italian woman, illegitimate daughter, poverty, miscarriage, starvation, air raid, extramarital affair, father daughter relationship ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secret Path (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young girl stuck in a horrific cycle of familial violence finds the power to build her own future from the place she least suspected in an inspiring tale of friendship and devotion starring Ossie Davis and Della Reese, and directed by Bruce ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, single parent, unfulfillment, solace, family problems, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, black man, gospel, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: uplifting, talky, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, social differences, small town life, culture clash, society, love and romance, romance, world war two, bittersweet, wounded animal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Plot: firing squad, desertion, world war two, miscarriage, execution, court martial
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this inventive film that uses the verse of Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn to dramatize the passionate, real-life affair between the two unlikely lovers. Forced out of Germany, ...
Plot: female director, homosexuality, world war one, anti semitism, jewish, nazi, death of son, assault, death of child, officer, art exhibition, poet ...
Place: jerusalem, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, talky ...
Plot: misfit, human host, physical appearance, human nature, doctors and patients, human spirit, against the odds, circus, disability, power relations, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1880s, 1800s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: celebrity, husband wife relationship, filmmaking, child star, film within a film, backstage, alcohol abuse, actress, divorce, honeymoon, domineering mother, movie star ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Trash (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only way for each of them to escape their miserable futures is by ...
Plot: south, hate, escape, poverty, trailer park, love, loyalty, coming of age, autobiography, tragedy, americana, teenager ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, military, opposites attract, society, army investigation, rebellion, athlete's life, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%