Movies like Stalin

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Stalin (1992)
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, suspense, political thriller
Plot: murder, leadership, josef stalin, paranoia, stroke, child molester, kgb, politics, ruler, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, dictatorship, society, deadly, head of state, megalomaniac, state affairs, corrupted ruler, power relations, cold war, historical figure, suburbs, distopia, prison, maniac ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia

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Most similar movies to Stalin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and disturbing films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, brutality, murder and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Stalin: The Inner Circle (1991), Romero (1989), Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981), Citizen X (1995), Child 44 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, head of state, state affairs, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, political thriller ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, society, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: political thriller, sinister, suspense, slasher
Plot: dictator, atrocity, historical figure, coup d'etat, mass grave, british, repression, journalism, psycho killer, cruelty, dead woman on bed, bourgeoisie ...
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, campaign ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, bureaucracy, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, stalinism, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, heroic ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, execution, dictatorship, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, against the odds, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, society, state affairs, against humanity, clergy ...
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, sweden, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, brussels belgium, brussels, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, assassination attempt, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political intrigue, journalism, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, war, third reich, nazism, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague czechoslovakia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The President (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston's command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his childhood friend Candido Tirona cryptic prophecies. Ten years later, ...
Style: suspense, political thriller, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: conspiracy, freedom fighter, friendship, assassination, election, treason, rebellion, president, husband wife relationship, murder, spy, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, racism, nazism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, society, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: fbi, watergate, government agency, ambition, head of state, megalomaniac, social decay, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, death sentence, rebellion, war, heroes, politics, society, military, confined, state affairs, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
China Cry: A True Story (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new society", but soon becomes disenchanted by the ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, revolution, life is a bitch, danger, society, rebellion, state affairs, against humanity, unfulfillment, bittersweet, strong female presence, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: captivating, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, megalomaniac, bunker, suicide, life turned upside down, head of state, war, military, society, losing-it hero, confined, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, power relations, head of state, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, 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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, arson, confession, interrogation, empress, divorce ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, life sentence, freedom fighter, trial ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 20K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crimes, crime, human nature, prison life, introspection, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: nazism, historical character, resistance, death sentence, german, politics, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, tragic hero, gestapo, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, genocide, prison, nazi, courtroom, crimes, society, investigation, confined, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, symbolism, repression, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 468
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, vienna, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%