Movies and TV shows like The Manns

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The Manns (2001)
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The Manns (2001)
Original name: Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: family saga, captivating, serious, realistic, epic, saga
Plot: exile, world war two, incest, parents and children, political unrest, state affairs, writer's life, family relations, family life, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, archive footage, writers, alcoholic, homosexual, wealth, alcohol abuse, cabaret, dynasty, brother sister relationship, nobel prize, writing
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: germany, switzerland

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Most similar movies to The Manns

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, artists and showbiz, ambition, siblings relations and world war two mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Manns: The Legacy (2014), Charlie (2014), Buddenbrooks (2008), House of Hancock (2015), Sinatra (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Legacy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, conflict, family history, estate, bohemian life, family secret, heir, family secrets, class differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: denmark
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95%
 7.6
 172
Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
TV show
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, politics, head of state, state affairs, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
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89%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family business, society, workplace, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, friendship, inheritance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
House of Hancock (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: House of Hancock tells the epic true story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre love triangle that emerged between Lang, his daughter Gina, and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, epic, saga
Plot: fall in love, family business, family relations, family problems, parents and children, courtroom drama, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 388
Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, singer, showbiz, relationship vs career, oldies, couples, music, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 740
Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, older man younger woman relationship, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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71%
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, serious, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, actor's life, family relations, mental illness, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, mental disorder, celebrity, mental disorders, family secret, secret, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Black Butterflies (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Confronted by Apartheid and a father who was Minister of Censorship, Ingrid Jonker searched for a home, searched for love. With men like Jack Cope and André Brink she found much love, but no home. Later, in his first speech to the South African ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: apartheid, fighting the system, writer's life, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, lifestyle, downfall, bittersweet, society, artists and showbiz, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, controversial
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, music band, musician's life, performer's life, youth, music, working class, family problems, teenage life, siblings relations, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
From There to Here (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: streetwise, family relations, parents and children, soccer, bittersweet, city life, siblings relations, society, bombing, bet, urban, ira ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: sincere, serious, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, post war, war crime, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, archive footage, holocaust, dictatorship, haunted by the past, state affairs, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, saga, epic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, royal family, royal court, state affairs, head of state, prime minister, brother brother relationship, cheating wife, british royal family, politics, royalty ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, society, hopes, blind ambition, ambition, immigrants, boxing, power relations, gangsters, rise to the top, family life, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 5K
Fleming (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, british secret service, hotshot hero, post war, spy, womanizer, love and romance, nazism, secret service, espionage, artists and showbiz, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1930s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, couples, family relations, love and romance, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, sister sister relationship, poet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 3K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, misfit, hopes, state affairs, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 1960s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, single parent, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: pop singer, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, friendship, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, fame, friends, oldies, religion, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, sentimental, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war one, world war two, family relations, small town, wartime life, family life, village life, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 1K
Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, family problems, couples, writer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, gulf war, saddam hussein, dictatorship, execution, political unrest, rivalry, politics, treason, megalomaniac, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Rice Bomber (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, state affairs, forced into action, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, family relations, globalization, siblings relations, farmer, bomber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, refugee, politics, behind enemy lines, wartime life, family life, parents and children, state affairs, against humanity, military, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, family life, society, love and romance, starting over, social differences, mysterious character, family secret, forbidden love, post war, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%