Movies like 1900

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1900 (1976)
 7.7
 20K
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, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, pre war, breathtaking, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, war, heist, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, ambition, fall in love, social differences, society, political unrest, rise to the top, countryside, leadership, against humanity, state affairs, unfulfillment, child molester, resistance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 20s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and dramatic films with plots about death, politics, society, idealism, murder, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like 1900: The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), The White Ribbon (2009), The Leopard (1963), Danton (1983), Germinal (1993). 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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, anti semitism, tennis, family life, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, family relations, society, deportation, jewish ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: school, countryside, peasant, winter, farm, money, record player, dancing, village, master and servant, life is a bitch, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
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, disturbing, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, punishment, child abuse, physical appearance, death, children, corpse, priest, suicide, humiliation, doctor, village ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 20K
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, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, politics, prince, civil war, opportunist, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, social differences, society, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.6
 6K
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, political unrest, french revolution, workplace intrigue, war, life is a bitch, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, injustice, politics, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, rebellion, social differences, society, feminism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, mine, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.1
 23K
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: sexual, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, politics, honeymoon, assassin, train ride, estrangement, repression, sin, introspection, society ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, suicide attempt, emperor, japanese occupation, royal family, teacher, interrogation, confession, empress, arson, divorce ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, siblings relations, society, political unrest, family life, generation gap, dictatorship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, twentieth century, 1900s, 1930s ...
Place: serbia, hungary, europe, israel, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 31K
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: sexual, erotic, epic, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, ancient rome, brutality, assassination, betrayal, sexual relations, unsimulated sex, sadism, state affairs, politics, sex addict ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, injustice, peasant, peace, student, university, land, wealth, surrealism, police ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 4K
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: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, legal, religions or cults, rebelliousness, society, against the odds, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, tokyo
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: politics, friendship, childhood, poverty, coming of age, bully, dictatorship, teacher, sexual initiation, demonstration, classmate, student ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, state affairs, village life, hopes, against humanity, small town, political unrest, human spirit, fighting the system, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, india, rome italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, atheist, butterfly, latin, innocence lost, civil war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: abortion, radical, feminism, politics, coming of age, nanny, greek, chaos and mayhem, hopes, family in crisis, state affairs, love and romance ...
Place: europe, france, chile, spain, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, christmas, muslim, monastery, execution, koran, evacuation, sunrise, peace, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, strike, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, dishonesty, media, journalism, labor union, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: bleak, realistic, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, confined, hopes, dedicated lawyer, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, casino, death ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: revolution, politics, intrigue, amputation, cannibal, priest, scandal, incest, deportation, prisoner, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, versailles, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: revolution, poisoning, injustice, politics, betrayal, ransom, political corruption, rally, mafia, death, social decay, realism ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, betrayal, politics, cold war, escape, berlin wall, political unrest, communism, state affairs, confined, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, roommate, homosexual, concentration camp, communism, ghetto, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, psychological, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, couple relations, society, urban, post war, homeless ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, coach, soccer, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mafia, terrorism, death, funeral, family problems, farm, self discovery, reunion, death in the family, social worker, introspection, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: adoption, politics, missing person, confession, lawyer, history teacher, high school teacher, screaming, adopted daughter, disappearance, military, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
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 person, missing son, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, father son relationship, promise, husband wife relationship, world war one, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%