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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
Plot: child molester, murder, leadership, josef stalin, paranoia, stroke, kgb, politics, ruler, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, dictatorship, society, deadly, head of state, megalomaniac, state affairs, corrupted ruler, power relations, historical figure, suburbs, distopia, prison, maniac, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to Stalin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and disturbing films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, life is a bitch, murder, brutality and world war two 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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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100%
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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, tragic ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, crimes, society, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: suspense, sinister
Plot: dictator, atrocity, historical figure, abuse of power, flesh eating, government corruption, racial discrimination, bloody violence, political criminal, luxury, social climber, political repression ...
Place: uganda, africa
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48%
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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, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, society, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, media, ambition, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, crimes, campaign ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, police investigation, stalinism, child murder, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, communism, 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 ⇓
32%
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, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, clergy, against humanity, state affairs ...
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, sweden, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, leadership, ambition, society, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, 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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, assassination attempt, political intrigue, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political unrest, society, journalism, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The White Rose (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 125 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, serious ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, rebellion, war, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, against humanity, military, society, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, california, berlin 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, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: freedom fighter, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, president, rebellion, treason, friendship, election, political thriller, assassination, murder, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 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, thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, politics, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, mental illness, royal court, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 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: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: megalomaniac, world war two, suicide, bunker, couples, losing-it hero, war, state affairs, head of state, life is a bitch, confined, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 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, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: hitler, against humanity, fascism, racism, dictatorship, historical character, nazism, society, world war two, rise to the top, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: president, fbi, watergate, social decay, megalomaniac, gays and lesbians, ambition, dishonesty, society, politics, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: psychological, rough, gloomy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, pregnancy, down on your luck, family life, survival, concentration camp, rich and poor, captivity, unfulfillment, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, 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, non-linear, captivating, serious ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ 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, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, rebelliousness, life sentence, police brutality, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, ss, war crime, paranoia, national socialism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, campaign, rise and fall, 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., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
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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, human spirit, wartime life, state affairs, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: psychological, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, negotiation, state affairs, leadership, politics, head of state, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 893
Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, introspection, political unrest, haunted by the past, betrayal, politics, secret agents, moral dilemma, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last 4 Days (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, head of state, distopia, war, rise and fall, society, wartime life, against humanity, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: alps, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, captivating, tense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, genocide, prison, nazi, investigation, crimes, courtroom drama, uncover truth, prison life, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: politics, assassination, kennedy assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, deadly, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, family relations, casino ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%