Movies like Michael Collins

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Michael Collins (1996)
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, brutal, harsh, intense, factual, serious, captivating, sexy, inspirational, bloody ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, secret service, treason, leadership, political unrest, state affairs, brutality, revolution, ira, terrorism, espionage, political intrigue, idealism, revenge, violence, murder, weapons, freedom ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, 20s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe, dublin ireland, northern ireland ...

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Most similar movies to Michael Collins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, dramatic, realistic and political films with plots about brutality, culture clash, politics, runaway, corruption, betrayal and mentor mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Michael Collins: Bloody Sunday (2002), Seraphim Falls (2006), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Field (1990), Munich (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, political, sexy, factual, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain ...
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: rough, bleak, political, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, rebellion, ethnic conflict, political unrest, state affairs, fighting the system, social problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, california, israel, europe ...
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Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Plot: wilderness, civil war, chase, survival, vengeance, american civil war, justice, violence, war, indians, colonel, union soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, disability, politics, military, fighting the system, war, desert, drunkenness, wartime, vietnam veteran, u.s. military ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1976 ...
Place: vietnam, texas, the philippines, iraq, new york ...
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: farmer, village, fight, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love, irish, tragedy, death, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, boston, europe
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, mossad, vengeance, spy, politics, revenge, assassination, jewish, murder, secret agents, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, suspense, factual, intense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, labor union, mafia, organized crime, conspiracy, politics, working class, crimes, social activist, prison, corruption, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new jersey, new york, michigan, usa ...
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, suspenseful, bad ending, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, nazism, war, nazi germany, hitler, conspiracy, german officer, wehrmacht, politics, espionage, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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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.
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, political unrest, royal family, politics, king, tyranny, military, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, britain ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, lawyer, politics, independence, religious intolerance, peace, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1948, 19th century ...
Place: india, south africa, england, africa, vatican ...
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Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, emotional, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, reconciliation, murder, memory, haunted by the past, secrets, life is a bitch, acceptance, gangsters, ira, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1975, 2000s
Place: ireland, london, europe, northern ireland, australia
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, mercenary, gem, treasure hunt, greed, smuggling, civil war, brutality, escapades, journalism, rebel, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999, 2000s
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, morocco ...
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, sincere, bleak, political, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, prisoner, police brutality, protest, suffering, prison life, idealism, character study, prison escape, hunger, humiliation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: suspense, tense, political, harsh, factual ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, war, photojournalist, politics, military, dictator, war correspondent, cold war, revolution, fighting the system, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, south america, central america
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, war, irish republican army, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, factual, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, imperialism, bedouin, military, historical character, battles, british empire, politics, camel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia, saudi arabia, jordan ...
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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: factual, brutal, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, irish republican army, crimes, crime gone awry, brutality, snitch, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, gangsters, irish, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, canada, middle east, england, europe ...
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, courtroom, interracial relations, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, australia ...
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: political, sexy, bleak, bloody, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, british, betrayal, politics, prison, ira, human spirit, death, justice, murder, irish ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, vatican, northern ireland
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, murder, investigation, strong female character, crimes, justice, corruption, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, sexy, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, french algerian war, muslim, resistance, freedom, terrorism, military, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, year 1954, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, france, middle east ...
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorist, father son relationship, courtroom, irish, bomb, court, justice, politics, legal, false accusation of murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, northern ireland ...
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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: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, island, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, soldier, korean war, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, love triangle, cia, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, moral ambiguity, spy, tragedy, complex characters, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, london, southeast asia, indochina, saigon ...
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Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, captivating, political ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, civil war, absent father, freedom, politics, war, child soldier, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, japan, israel, latin america, iraq ...
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Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, intense, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy theory, incestuous sex, politics, betrayal, political intrigue, lifestyle, shakespeare, poet, queen elizabeth i, medieval, incest, literature ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, new york ...
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, clever ...
Plot: loss of spouse, politics, journalism, kidnapping, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, justice, faith, new love, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, israel, los angeles, new york ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, political, sexy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, imperialism, greed, betrayal, intrigue, dehumanization, scapegoat, political corruption, self discovery, defamation, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, latin america, israel ...
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Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, intense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, shakespeare, tragedy, rivalry, vengeance, manipulation, brutality, leadership, state affairs, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Place: rome italy, england
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