Movies and TV shows like John Adams

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John Adams (2008)
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, epic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, colonial america, human spirit, freedom, head of state, state affairs, army, true love, family relations, leader, politician, ambition, determination, supportive spouse, idealism, court, marriage, father son relationship, first lady, american revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, england, paris france, france, boston, pennsylvania, philadelphia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, political unrest, head of state, hopes and leadership mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like John Adams: TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), Lincoln (2012), Sons of Liberty (2015), Truman (1995), I, Claudius (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, colonial america, political unrest, rivalry, ambition, rebellion, undercover, treason, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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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: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, head of state, civil war, american history, politics, historical character, slavery, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, life is a bitch, military, dishonesty, leadership, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 50s
Place: asia, japan, usa, missouri
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, incest, ancient history, conspiracy ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, epic, stylized
Plot: politics, family life, royal family, parents and children, family relations, family tradition, rise to the top, soldier, leadership, military, state affairs, society ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, royal family, monarchy, royal court, british history, couple relations, palace intrigue, family relations, queen of england, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, lisbon portugal, portugal, scotland ...
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, religion, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, clergy, political unrest ...
Place: vatican, poland, europe
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, hopes, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, campaign, interracial relations, human spirit, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, battlefield, society, politics, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france, prussia
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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: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: judge, legal, uncover truth, rivalry, idealism, lawyer, injustice, social problems, treason, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, rise and fall, ambition, political unrest, rebelliousness, political intrigue, infidelity, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, disability, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: revolution, friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, president, interracial romance, politics, master and servant, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
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Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, world war one, political unrest, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, american civil war, bittersweet, righting the wronged, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1880s, 60s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, family relations, usa president, head of state, romance, state affairs, strong female presence, democrat, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, strong female presence, world war two, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit, couple relations, folk hero, state affairs, head of state, society, dealing with death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, society, state affairs, hopes, ambition, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: realistic, disturbing, stylized, captivating, colourful
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, historical character, empress, queen, russian empire, ambitious woman, state affairs, power struggle, imperial russia, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, discrimination, social differences, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: memphis, usa
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: biblical, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: heroes, battles, leadership, society, state affairs, tragic hero, rivalry, rise to the top, betrayal, politics, religions or cults, healing power ...
Place: holy land, israel
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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, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, greed, british prime minister, usa president, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, washington d.c., europe, london, usa ...
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, friendship, injustice, civil rights, musician, politician, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: campaign, civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, injustice, conservative, interracial relations, discrimination, society, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1972, year 1963, 70s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, religion, political unrest, royal family, love affair, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, oracle ...
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Adams Chronicles (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Family Chronicles Drama, American
Style: epic
Plot: diplomat, ambassador, president, u.s. president, american history, historian, secretary of state, colonial america, american revolution
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Reagans (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The miniseries featured James Brolin as Ronald Reagan and Judy Davis as Nancy Reagan, and covers the period in time from 1949 when Reagan was still in Hollywood, through his governorship of California until Reagan's last day in office as ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, controversial
Plot: politics, white house, president, governor, leadership, lifestyle, couple relations, society, state affairs, head of state, republican, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, biblical, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, self sacrifice, idealism, roman empire, apostle, resurrection, back from the dead, religion, god or devil, faith, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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26%