Movies like For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, epic, stylized
Plot: rebellion, military, fighting the system, battles, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, civil war, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, religious persecution, faith, brutality, latinos, war, death by hanging, horse, violence, death, torture, soldier, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america

Most similar movies to For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about state affairs, society, rebellion, political unrest, military, soldier and war mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada: Che: Part One (2008), Chicogrande (2010), The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008), The Battle of Canudos (1997), Freedomfighters (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, communism, idealism, state affairs, political unrest, fighting the system, freedom, leadership, exile ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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95%
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Chicogrande (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, political unrest, heroes, obsessive quest, state affairs, escapades, rebelliousness, idealism, rebellion, military, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: latin america, mexico
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95%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, rebelliousness, society, religions or cults, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, religion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, war, heroes, political unrest, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, unfulfillment, family in danger, danger, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, epic
Plot: military, anarchist, nun, war, revolution, soldier, clergy, fascism, strong female presence, on the run, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, fighting the system, rebelliousness, military life, leadership, militant, society, military, rivalry, battles, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: island, fighting the system, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, leadership, revolution, interracial relations, peaceful mission, injustice, society, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, battles, military, against the odds, royal family, leadership, intrigue, rebellion, society, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lines of Wellington (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Passionate romance, brutal treachery, and selfless nobility are set against the background of Napoleon’s 1810 invasion of Portugal in Valeria Sarmiento’s intimate epic.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: soldier, troops, rebellion, military, on the run, battle zone, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, invasion, napoleonic wars, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, anti war, rebelliousness, society, war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, teacher, survivor, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, pow, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, asia, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, battlefield, war, battles, society, culture clash, immigrants, heroes, tragic hero, foe turned friend, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, society, life is a bitch, social decay, protest, social problems, conflict, irish, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: reenactment, soldier, battle, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, danger, state affairs, war, political unrest, social differences, militant ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, england, scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, human spirit, rebellion, injustice, idealism, society, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, politics, youth, terrorism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
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Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspense, cult film
Plot: war, soldier, adventure, battles, revolution, independence, politics, rivalry, rebellion, danger, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, sincere, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, danger, rebellion, hopes, unlikely partners, leadership, folk hero, wartime life, siege, revolution, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, journalism, war correspondent, anti war, escapades, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, political unrest, fighting the system, military ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, rebellion, state affairs, family relations, politics, dictatorship, military coup, war, political unrest, siblings relations, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, assassination, revolution, military, state affairs, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, civil war, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, beijing china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: war crime, war, sexual relations, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, injustice, strong sexual content, soldier, danger, diary, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, battles, heroes, against humanity, weakness, politics, military, political unrest, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: sincere, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, military, culture clash, political unrest, disorder, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, terrorism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: serious, epic, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: military, battles, adventure, state affairs, head of state, escapades, danger, isolation, religions or cults, wartime life, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: military, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, politics, soldier, heroic mission, battles, chaos and mayhem, war, infantrymen, heroes ...
Time: 40s
Place: finland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 31K
Che: Part Two (2008)
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, political unrest, historical character, state affairs, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966, 1960s
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, battles, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, wartime life, anti war, rebellion, on the run, espionage, political unrest ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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