Movies like Some Mother's Son

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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 strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, realistic, factual, emotional, dramatic, uplifting, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: prison, politics, betrayal, irish, british, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, murder, maze, tragic hero, storytelling, human spirit, political, parents and children, mentor, prejudice, ethnic conflict, adaptation, custody, multiple storylines, depression, manipulation, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
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Hotel Rwanda
Biography, Drama, History, War
UK, South Africa, Italy
121 min.
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Roots
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, storytelling, corruption, idealism and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Some Mother's Son: In the Name of the Father (1993), Get on the Bus (1996), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Queen (2006), The Long Walk Home (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In the Name of the Father
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., new jersey, south central los angeles ...
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Ghosts of Mississippi
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Queen
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, death, royal family, british, head of state, paparazzi, queen, tragedy, family, political, life & death, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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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 ...
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Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
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Cry Freedom
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic ...
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Place: south africa, africa, england
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Amistad
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
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Place: africa, usa, england, cuba, spain
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
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Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
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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 ...
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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
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Rosewood
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, politics, violence, interracial relations, death, courage, gunfight, segregation, justice, corruption ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
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The Magdalene Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, sexual abuse, rape, rebellion, christianity, religion, corruption, brutality, runaway, guilt, prison, sexual harassment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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Les Misérables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
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Panther
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 124 min.
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The Boxer
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, prison, irish, violence, politics, love, boxing, sport, british, brutality, going straight, love story ...
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Paradise Road
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, war, survival, island, friendship, human spirit, women, jungle, torture, danger, camp, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, singapore, australia, germany
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Recount
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, court, fighting the system, political, head of state, corruption, justice, president, manipulation, idealism, world politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, california, florida ...
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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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Labyrinth of Lies
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: idealism, holocaust, fighting the system, nazis, nazi, justice, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, german, wartime, jews, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1963, 1950s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
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Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, president, corruption, friendship, assassin, assassination, senator, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, tragedy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas, vietnam
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The Conspirator
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, courtroom, lawyer, president, courtroom drama, civil war, idealism, justice, sacrifice, american civil war, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c.
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 6.7
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Losing Chase
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chase, friendship, depression, single parent, lesbian, crumbling marriage, women, human nature, storytelling, interracial romance, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
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Woman in Gold
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, serious, dramatic, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 20th century, 1930s
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Hotel Rwanda
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, hotel, violence, death, murder, civil war, courage, racism, war, politics, atrocity, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia
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The Laramie Project
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, violence, politics, sexuality, aids, homosexuality, death penalty, prejudice, death, courtroom, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, san francisco, california, wyoming
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, idealism, rebellion, human spirit, mentor, childhood, freedom, life, sacrifice, segregation, discrimination, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: south africa, africa
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1900
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 ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, friendship, idealism, brutality, male nudity, revolution, social differences, corruption, political, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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Gandhi
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: epic, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, politics, freedom, assassination, lawyer, british, violence, protest, ethnic conflict, muslim, leadership, indians ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, south africa, asia, new delhi ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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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.
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