Movies like W.

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W. (2008)
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, cynical, political comedy, political drama, factual, dramatic, satirical ...
Plot: politics, president, iraq war, election, patriotism, americana, invasion, christianity, belief, parents and children, society, rise to the top, head of state, drugs/alcohol, leadership, state affairs, doubts and hesitations, white house, usa president, george w. bush, oil, drinking, gulf war, father son relationship, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq, middle east, california ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, interesting and dramatic films with plots about politics, state affairs, corruption, political, president, dialogue and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like W.: Nixon (1995), The Special Relationship (2010), Game Change (2012), The Candidate (1972), Recount (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
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95%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, media circus, liberal, couple relations, administration, friends, media sensation, state affairs, election, intern, senator, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, usa, europe, new jersey ...
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, stupidity, republican, conservative, presidential election, republican party, administration, ambitious, government official, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, iraq, florida, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: humorous, talky, biting, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: politics, george w. bush, parody, election, head of state, leadership, americana, white house, society, state affairs, politically correct, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
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73%
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, hopes, rise to the top, democrat, society, republican, americana, liberal, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Recount (2008)
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, stylized, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, campaign, election, republican, democrat, government, presidential election, political corruption, fighting the system, chief of staff, head of state ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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67%
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Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, sincere, realistic, one man show ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, head of state, obsessive quest, destiny, state affairs, introspection, rise and fall, political corruption, society, u.s. president, real time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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66%
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, politician, deception, womanizer, muslim, political intrigue, law enforcement, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: racism, politics, president, african american, civil rights, idealism, rebelliousness, society, introspection, americana, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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63%
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, journalist, president, politics, loneliness, tv show, politician, scandal, lie, network, producer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
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The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, leadership, prime minister, political leader, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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59%
Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, satirical ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, media, campaign, usa president, head of state, state affairs, against the odds, love and romance, couples, comedian, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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54%
 7.3
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All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, democrat, vice president, u.s. senator, election campaign, campaigning, american politics, racial ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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Bobby (2006)
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, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, assassination, political unrest, anti war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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51%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, election, mayor, politician, gay, homosexual, protest, homosexuality, murder, civil rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, florida ...
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, rise to the top, supportive spouse, couple relations, state affairs, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, state affairs, hopes, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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48%
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, president, politics, head of state, idealism, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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47%
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, u.s. president, idealism, white house, society, republican, political intrigue, strong sexual content, head of state, chief of staff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
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46%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, clever, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, republican, political conspiracy, sergeant, cover up, white house, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, president, blacks and whites, historical character, master and servant, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, presidential election, election, senator, election campaign, cia, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: politics, white house, assassination attempt, assassination, political conspiracy, society, political corruption, media, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, campaign, americana ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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44%
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, president, cold war, military, nuclear threat, white house, nuclear, head of state, political unrest, political intrigue, un, undercover ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, pentagon, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, father daughter relationship, media, campaign, usa president, political campaign, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, kennedy family, family tradition, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, head of state, family problems, society, introspection, alcohol abuse, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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41%
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy family, first lady, kennedy assassination, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, washington d.c., dallas texas ...
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39%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, politics, war, state affairs, head of state, society, couple relations, rise to the top, winston churchill, fascism, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious
Plot: politics, city life, hotshot hero, state affairs, urban, society, couples, leadership, heroes, ambition, rise to the top, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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39%
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%