Movies like The Imitation Game

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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Style: inspirational, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining, clever, serious, dramatic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism, nerd, world war two, wartime, mathematics, secrets, spy, nazi, prejudice, tragedy, war, storytelling, mentor, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland

Most similar movies to The Imitation Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, sacrifice and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Imitation Game: A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Theory of Everything (2014), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), The Fifth Estate (2013), Enigma (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Beautiful Mind
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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System:   95%
    User:   95%
 
The Theory of Everything
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: disability, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, love, life turned upside down, against the odds, adaptation, human spirit, life is a bitch, cambridge university, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
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System:   84%
    User:   93%
 
 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   100%
 
The Fifth Estate
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: internet, journalism, politics, corruption, surveillance, betrayal, censorship, against the rules, hacking, justice, free speech, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, 2000s ...
Place: europe, germany, cairo egypt, paris france, washington d.c. ...
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
 19K
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual, clever ...
Plot: war, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis, world war two, idealism, code breaking, mind game, espionage, submarine ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
The Edge of Love
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, war, friendship, poet, marriage, intrigue, wartime, period piece, love, writers, relationships ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Fat Man and Little Boy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, dramatic, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: military, nuclear bomb, ego clash, wartime, nuclear, weapons, danger, space program, idealism, politics, heroes, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 7.6
 5K
Hawking
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: disability, destiny, storytelling, science, husband wife relationship, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, physicist, family relations, life is a bitch, genius ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 7.1
 207K
Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, world war two, death of protagonist, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   23%
 
A Dangerous Method
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, talky, sexual, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, mental illness, psychology, insanity, period piece, psychiatrist, mentor, infidelity, dreams, adultery, doctors and patients, psychiatry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: europe, switzerland, central europe, austria, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
Michael Collins
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: civil war, politics, war, irish, idealism, rebellion, assassination, leadership, violence, murder, revolution, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, war, politics, german, nazi, nazis, conspiracy, lawyer, jews, leadership, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 8.0
 85K
Patton
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: war, military, sacrifice, german, violence, leadership, wartime, fighting the system, character study, military life, courage, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, germany, italy, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
The Eagle Has Landed
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, espionage, war, kidnapping, nazi, gunfight, spy, betrayal, murder, irish, jewish, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Shining Through
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: espionage, romance, spy, nazi, wartime, secret agents, double agent, spies, nazis, jewish, love story, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln
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: factual, captivating, epic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, historical character, politics, head of state, period piece, righting the wronged, speech, assassination, idealism, human spirit, slavery, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
 7.2
 125K
Unbroken
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: emotional, epic, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: survival, war, prison, military, torture, olympics, wartime, courage, human spirit, camp, mentor, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
Testament of Youth
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, romance, death, period piece, literature, hospital, wartime life, wartime, women, beautiful scenery, love and romance, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, flanders ...
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System:   23%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 133K
Steve Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: factual, serious, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, dialogue driven, rise to the top, apple computer, ambition, technology, friendship, inventions and discoveries, alter ego, loneliness, adaptation, depression ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
 8.5
 604K
The Pianist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, compassionate, suspense, harsh, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, jewish, anti semitism, ghetto, nazi, genocide, violence, wartime, world war two, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
 7.8
 66K
Black Book
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, war, holocaust, german, survival, jewish, spy, vengeance, nazi, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: israel, holland, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   24%
 
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
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: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: idealism, politics, fighting the system, german, sacrifice, rebellion, nazi, courage, justice, freedom, nazism, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, east germany, poland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   19%
 
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, tournament, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 7.7
 517K
Argo
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, factual, captivating ...
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, cia, u.s. embassy, behind enemy lines, government official, government agency, secret mission, politics, rescue mission, courage, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: iran, middle east, usa, california, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
 7.3
 108K
Snowden
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, surveillance, idealism, internet, cia, politics, technology, terrorism, paranoia, spy, freedom, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, hong kong, hawaii, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
The Railway Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: war, torture, revenge, redemption, radio, british, obsessive quest, wartime, courage, brutality, introspection, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1980
Place: asia, thailand, japan, england, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 6.4
 10K
Charlotte Gray
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, war, espionage, spy, jewish, nazi, courage, wartime, fall in love, spies, love story, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, london, europe, germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
Born on the Fourth of July
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, politics, disability, fighting the system, military, guilt, innocence lost, starting over, political, courage, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, mexico, iraq, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   19%
 
 6.3
 47K
Hart's War
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: war, prison, military, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, nazi, propaganda, nazis, torture, camp, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   20%
 
 7.9
 146K
The Insider
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: talky, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, corruption, paranoia, workplace, idealism, sacrifice, conspiracy, business, lawyer, whistleblower, manipulation, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, south carolina, washington d.c., mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   23%
 
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