Movies like 1900

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1900 (1976)
 7.7
 19K
1900 (1976)
Original name: Novecento
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, pre war, breathtaking, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, death, execution, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society, state affairs, rise to the top, political unrest, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friends, brutality, male nudity, war, heist, family relations, fall in love, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and harsh films with plots about death, politics, storytelling, society, runaway, idealism and murder mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like 1900: The Leopard (1963), The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), Danton (1983), Germinal (1993), The Conformist (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, wartime life, deportation, family life, society, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.1
 19K
The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, opportunist, civil war, politics, prince, aging, parents and children, bourbon, monarchy, country estate, decadence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: school, peasant, village, farm, winter, money, record player, dancing, countryside, family life, human nature, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 5K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, intrigue, french revolution, political unrest, death row, war, leadership, rebelliousness, anti semitism, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.1
 4K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: realistic, emotional, epic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.1
 22K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, assassin, honeymoon, exile, neo noir, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest, mental institution ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, japanese occupation, emperor, communism, suicide attempt, royal family, teacher, opium, decadence, suicide, buddhism, drug addiction ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 12K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 8.0
 7K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, peace, peasant, land, police, surrealism, wealth, student, university, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 30K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, epic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, unsimulated sex, sexual relations, assassination, roman empire, brutality, royal family, sexuality, rape, prostitute, orgy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 10K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, politics, childhood, friend, student, classmate, sexual initiation, historical event, poverty, demonstration, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 3K
Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, factory, revolution, working class, injustice, rebelliousness, social differences, fighting the system, religions or cults, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, terrorism, monk, monastery, faith, medicine, hostage, protection, koran, peace, evacuation, sunrise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, politics, nanny, feminism, radical, greek, abortion, immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Place: europe, france, cuba, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, atheist, butterfly, latin, politics, innocence lost, dedicated educator, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, small town, self discovery, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, china, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, politics, struggle, strike, betrayal, human spirit, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, revenge, pride and honor, organized crime, corrupt politician, corruption, blood ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, punishment, child abuse, physical appearance, children, small village, pastor, village, nanny, school teacher, village life, death ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, invasion, betrayal, kgb, mentor, intrigue, idealism, politics, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 3K
Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, working class, political corruption, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, jewish, anti semitism, hidden identity, war, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, poverty, robbery, violence, unemployment, social misfits, criminal heroes, neo realism, crimes, urban, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, political unrest, cold war, parents and children, border, danger, communism, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: death, mafia, political corruption, injustice, politics, betrayal, revolution, rally, poisoning, ransom, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, apartheid, terrorism, racism, soccer, coach, civil rights, rebelliousness, resistance, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, deportation, priest, prisoner, amputation, cannibal, incest, scandal, revolution, politics, betrayal, idealism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, england, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, assassin, emperor, betrayal, blind ambition, kingdom, rise to the top, love triangle, ambition, deadly, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: sexual, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, ancient rome, slave, wedding, earthquake, ship, pirate, soldier, poet, postmodernism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing son, parents and children, missing person, redemption, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son, family drama, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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