Movies like 1900

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1900 (1976)
 7.7
 19K
1900
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, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, breathtaking, enigmatic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, friendship, idealism, brutality, male nudity, revolution, social differences, corruption, political, violence, pornography, ambition, rebellion, runaway, society, catastrophe, complex characters, state affairs, storytelling, execution, death, unlikely friendships, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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The Godfather: Part II
Crime, Drama
USA
202 min.
 9.0
Danton
Biography, Drama, History
France, Poland
136 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to 1900

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, politics, brutality, idealism and runaway mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like 1900: The Leopard (1963), Danton (1983), The Last Emperor (1987), Les Misérables (2000), Scandal (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
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The Leopard
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, reflective, scenic ...
Plot: revolution, ambition, aging, fascism, death, parents and children, palaces castles and temples, period piece, political unrest, culture clash, art, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy, sicily italy
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    User:   100%
 
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, jewish, genocide, segregation, nazi, anti semitism, jews, judaism, innocence lost, prejudice, nazis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, israel, germany, poland ...
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System:   84%
    User:   78%
 
 7.6
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Danton
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, dramatic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, politics, freedom, runaway, drinking, murder, friendship, intrigue, war, french, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: france, poland, europe, spain, australia ...
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System:   81%
    User:   70%
 
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The Last Emperor
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, reflective ...
Plot: childhood, idealism, revolution, prison, emperor, communism, arranged marriage, head of state, suicide attempt, leadership, destiny, storytelling ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, beijing china
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System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
Les Misérables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: french, redemption, going straight, period piece, revolution, literature, adaptation, mentor, parents and children, death, social differences, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
 6.5
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Scandal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: clever, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, british, rise and fall, political, runaway, corruption, social differences, political corruption, pornography, drinking, world politics ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
The Emperor and the Assassin
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, breathtaking, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, assassin, betrayal, sword fight, murder, revolution, period piece, blind ambition, fight scenes, dialogue, beautiful scenery, storytelling ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
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Of Gods and Men
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, meditative, reflective, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, islam, courage, religion, sacrifice, terrorism, monk, christianity, wine, monastery, death, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
 7.5
 50K
The Mission
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, slavery, christianity, culture clash, native americans, religion, genocide, idealism, indians, adventurer, catholicism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, latin america, spain, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
 4K
Germinal
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, fighting the system, poverty, revolution, death, parents and children, mining, justice, rich and poor, storytelling, french, period piece ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, flanders, mine
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System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
 8.1
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The Conformist
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, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, assassin, betrayal, murder, sexuality, neo noir, introspection, surrealism, political, moral dilemma, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
 7.8
 10K
Machuca
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, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, school, coming of age, politics, childhood, poverty, communism, civil war, military, male nudity, political, capitalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: latin america, chile, south america, argentina, spain ...
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System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
 5.3
 30K
Caligula
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, disturbing, epic, serious ...
Plot: brutality, sexuality, rape, gory, violence, destiny, insanity, betrayal, assassination, incest, prostitution, murder ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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 8.0
 7K
I Am Cuba
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, stylized, surreal, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: revolution, propaganda, rebellion, hotel, prostitution, communism, social differences, politics, poverty, political unrest, russian, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, tokyo, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
Some Mother's Son
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, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: prison, politics, betrayal, irish, british, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, murder, maze, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
The Good Shepherd
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: espionage, cold war, spy, betrayal, cia, mentor, corruption, sacrifice, government agency, moral ambiguity, male nudity, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, africa, latin america, congo ...
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System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
Jean de Florette
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: greed, human nature, french, storytelling, destiny, tragedy, farm, cons and scams, village, mentor, beautiful scenery, countryside ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
Get on the Bus
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, racism, bus, friendship, gay, islam, prejudice, segregation, stereotypes, race issues, hip hop, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., new jersey, south central los angeles ...
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
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The Long Walk Home
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, segregation, human spirit, small town, bus, race issues, disability, women, prejudice, hopes, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
The Twilight Samurai
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: samurai, friendship, poverty, sword fight, single father, childhood, storytelling, couple relations, character study, fight scenes, mentor, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 7.5
 11K
Even the Rain
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: clever, talky, cynical, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, culture clash, native americans, filmmaking, mentor, indians, political, politics, artists and showbiz, ethnic conflict, corruption, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, bolivia, california, spain, south america
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
 7.6
 3K
Priest Daens
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, serious, gloomy, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: politics, revolution, fighting the system, christian, poverty, death, french, religion, rebelliousness, corruption, factory, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: belgium, poland, europe, tokyo, flanders
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System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
Les Misérables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, lawyer, destiny, redemption, introspection, jews, rich and poor, war, adaptation, political unrest, storytelling, betrayal ...
Place: france, germany, normandy, paris france
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System:   38%
    User:   30%
 
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 6.4
 5K
Jacknife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, loneliness, human nature, war, unlikely friendships, vietnam war, introspection, haunted by the past, drinking, idealism, romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.9
 30K
Che: Part Two
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, rebellion, sacrifice, folk hero, downfall, jungle, heroes, storytelling, betrayal, death, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1967
Place: latin america, cuba, bolivia
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
Man of Marble
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: emotional, serious, meditative, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, human nature, censorship, fighting the system, brutality, politics, prison, pornography, ambition, runaway, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
The Winter War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: war, military, politics, violence, finnish, soldier, brutality, courage, military life, russian, battle zone, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: russia, europe, finland, soviet union
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 7.6
 2K
Marat/Sade
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, censorship, insanity, revolution, assassination, paranoid, freedom, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 

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 6.8
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The Crucible
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: witch, vengeance, politics, adultery, devil, manipulation, justice, legal action, death, greed, witches, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1600s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new england
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System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
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, family life, human nature, couple relations, countryside, parents and children, small town, rich and poor, siblings relations, peasant, money, record player ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
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System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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