Movies and TV shows like John Adams

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John Adams (2008)
 8.5
 28K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
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, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, epic, gloomy, stylized
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, freedom, human spirit, head of state, state affairs, army, true love, family relations, politician, leader, ambition, idealism, determination, supportive spouse, independence, american revolution, trial, marriage, father son relationship, first lady ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, paris france, england, france, boston, philadelphia, massachusetts ...

Most similar movies to John Adams

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, head of state, leadership, ambition and president mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like John Adams: TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), Sons of Liberty (2015), I, Claudius (1976), The Gathering Storm (2002), Lincoln (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, political unrest, ambition, undercover, rebellion, treason, rivalry, rebelliousness, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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100%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest, battles, leadership, politics, heroes, rebellion, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 15K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
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, atmospheric, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, world war two, war, head of state, state affairs, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 241K
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, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: idealism, true love, opposites attract, interracial relations, dishonesty, social differences, interracial romance, leadership, couples, romance, head of state, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 372
Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, captivating, emotional, clever, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, state affairs, society, head of state, leadership, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 34K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, cinderella story, hopes, love and romance, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, liberal, patriotism, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
 16K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 486
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, election, civil rights, white house, assassination, politics, kennedy family, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, ambition, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 215K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 148K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, rugby, historical character, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, idealism, blacks and whites, championship, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, rise to the top, war, ego clash, heroes, ambition, leadership, royal court, family feud, fight for supremacy, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 291 min.
Story: Ike is a 1979 television miniseries about the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The screenplay by Melville Shavelson was based on Kay Summersby's 1948 memoir Eisenhower Was My Boss and her 1975 autobiography, Past Forgetting: My Love Affair. ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, war, state affairs, heroes, battles, politics, against humanity, d day, americana, wartime life ...
Place: europe, kansas, london, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 61K
The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, liberal, government official, democrat, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized
Plot: love and romance, royal court, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, aging, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, elderly, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: female politician, politics, white house, president, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, workplace situations, government official, responsibility, sexism, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, couples, crumbling marriage, society, state affairs, city life, mayor, politician ...
Time: 20th century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: politics, parents and children, royal family, family life, state affairs, ambition, leadership, soldier, military, society, rise to the top, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 2K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, soldier, politics, white house, presidential election, military, unfulfillment, rise and fall, leadership, media, head of state ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, battles, rebellion, military, war, leadership, folk hero, ambition, state affairs, leader, freedom, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, spain, paris france, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 84K
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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, americana, discrimination, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 4K
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
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, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, napoleon, conquering, battles, leadership, rise to the top, ambition, politics, society, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 6K
Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, monarchy, queen elizabeth i, royal court, palace intrigue, couple relations, family relations, queen of england, british history, political unrest, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%