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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, social relations, politics, clergy, injustice, society, dance school, rivalry, village, village life, class struggle, priest, poverty, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, state affairs, dancing, boxing ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932, 30s
Place: ireland, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about society, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, fighting the system, politics and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Jimmy's Hall: Luther (2003), Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), The Overture (2004), Oranges and Sunshine (2010), Goodbye Bafana (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere, biblical ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, clergy, state affairs, christianity, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, catholicism, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, tense ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, leadership, politics, righting the wronged, disorder, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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92%
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, musician's life, rebellion, lifestyle, prodigy, rivalry, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, society, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, injustice, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, family reunited, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, human spirit, self discovery, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, convict, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, injustice, rebelliousness, society, politics, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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87%
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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, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights movement, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.4
 426
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: church, politics, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, leadership, hopes, society, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, military, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, civil rights, social problems, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, injustice, civil rights, political unrest, fighting the system, life is a bitch, human spirit, politics, journalism, state affairs, siblings relations, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, washington d.c., tennessee, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, human spirit, rebelliousness, rebellion, rise to the top, fighting the system, redemption, political unrest, parents and children, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rebellion, politics, society, church, religions or cults, anti semitism ...
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Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, society, rebellion, hopes, political unrest, political activism, state affairs, small town, crisis, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
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81%
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: conquering, against the odds, ruler, rebellion, leadership, head of state, ambition, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
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79%
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: idealism, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, decapitation, oath, death sentence, royal family, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, hopes ...
Time: 16th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolution, injustice, atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
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78%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
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Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating
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Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, faith, christian, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, soldier, politics, army investigation, workplace intrigue, revolution, ambition, clergy, crimes, head of state, fighting the system ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
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A Love Divided (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Story: The dramatic true story of a marriage between a Catholic man and a Protestant woman in 1950's Ireland.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, church, betrayal, school, village, kidnapping, social relations, religions or cults, farm, fighting the system, tragic hero, young lovers ...
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