Movies like Michael Collins

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Michael Collins (1996)
 7.2
 27K
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
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: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh, factual, intense, rough, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, treason, secret service, war, ira, political unrest, leadership, state affairs, irish, terrorism, british empire, irish republican army, idealism, heroes, political intrigue, resistance, rise and fall, occupation, society, deadly, social activist, freedom fighter ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel

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Most similar movies to Michael Collins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and interesting films with plots about brutality, runaway, culture clash, corruption, politics, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres. Some movies like Michael Collins: Cromwell (1970), Bloody Sunday (2002), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), '71 (2014), Coriolanus (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
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, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, resistance, rebellion, ira, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 4K
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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, military, revolution, parliament, king, tyranny, royal family, intrigue, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 22K
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: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: civil rights, irish, politics, political unrest, gory, human spirit, layoff, social decay, fighting the system, retired, urban, conflict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, talky, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, reconciliation, ira, life is a bitch, loss of sibling, media, hopes, dealing with death, self control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, 2000s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 46K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, ira, violence, terrorism, military, riot, explosion, war, british, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 29K
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, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, state affairs, leadership, rise and fall, ambition, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
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: emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: protest, muslim, leadership, freedom, human spirit, politics, assassination, lawyer, idealism, reporter, politician, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, europe, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, irish, torture, bomb, trial, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, interrogation, false accusation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, warrior, courage, war, heroes, battles, folk hero, love story, leadership, vengeance, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 38K
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, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, incest, queen, political intrigue, political unrest, inheritance, intrigue, poet, play, anonymity, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, manhattan new york city, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disturbing, clever, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, society, interracial relations, crimes, legal action, state affairs, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, oppression, rebel ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 61K
Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: prison, suffering, irish, priest, dying, humiliation, ira, protest, prisoner, catholic priest, hunger, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, tense, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 18K
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: tense, realistic, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, war, whistleblower, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, administration, deadly, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, disability, anti war, homecoming, injustice, downfall, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: bleak, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, custody, society, republican, introspection, ira ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: cia, politics, journalism, love triangle, communism, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, jewish, spy, war, interrogation, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, working class, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil war, innocence lost, childhood, war, politics, freedom, coming of age, against the odds, village, political unrest, heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: rescue, good versus evil, soldier, insubordination, nazi germany, espionage, kidnapping, war, adventure, crimes, social relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 28K
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, epic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, chase, civil war, survival, wilderness, on the run, bullet, storm, colonel, frontier, union soldier, ex military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, parade, torture, folk, political intrigue, dishonesty, assassination, ira, political corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 4K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, battles, introspection, anti war, leadership, military life, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, battleship, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 116K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, media, government agency, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, german, fighting the system, student, treason, judge, confession, lawyer, defamation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, family disapproval, gay, dysfunctional family, social relations, self discovery, lgbt, gays and lesbians, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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