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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
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, inspirational, political, factual, political drama
Plot: society, fighting the system, deportation, human spirit, rebellion, ambition, rebelliousness, idealism, priest, social relations, politics, injustice, rivalry, dance school, clergy, catholic priest, anti communism, village, village life, class struggle, religion, poverty, chaos, working class, marxist ...
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 uplifting films with plots about society, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, politics, fighting the system and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Jimmy's Hall: Che! (1969), Goodbye Bafana (2007), Gandhi, My Father (2007), The Overture (2004), Luther (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, injustice, society, military, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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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, realistic, serious, touching, political ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, racial violence, prison life, interracial relations, freedom fighter, friendship, rebellion, self discovery, human spirit, fighting the system, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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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: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, racism, tragedy, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rise to the top, family relations, estrangement, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rebellion, fighting the system, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, rivalry, injustice, society, countryside ...
Time: 20th century
Place: asia, thailand
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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, political, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, rebellion, inquisition, politics, reformation, idealism, renaissance, human spirit, medieval, hypocrisy ...
Time: 1930s, 16th century
Place: germany, rome italy, egypt, england, vatican ...
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, political activist, occupation, murder, state affairs, clergy, human spirit, against the odds, legal action, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, germany, europe, holland
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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, serious, sincere, captivating, sad ...
Plot: social worker, deportation, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, child abuse, rebellion, family reunited ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom, australia, europe, adelaide south australia ...
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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, uplifting ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, politics, ambition, rivalry, labor union, rebelliousness, idealism, disorder, righting the wronged, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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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, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, ambition, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, rebelliousness, society, legal, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, life is a bitch, human spirit, fighting the system, political unrest, fascism, rebelliousness, righting the wronged, hopes, idealism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
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, captivating, tense, realistic, political ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, hopes, leadership, working class, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social relations, labor union, migrant worker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, isolation, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, society, feminism, confined, politics, girl, african american, working class ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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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: church, religion, faith, pope, fighting the system, clergy, leadership, rebellion, hopes, society, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Place: middle east, poland, europe, israel
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: conquering, leadership, head of state, ruler, against the odds, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, dishonesty, ambition, rise to the top, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: reformation, church, christian, faith, supernatural, politics, state affairs, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: sikh, patriotism, police brutality, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, injustice, revolution, rebelliousness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, South Africa
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, realistic, serious, inspirational, political ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, civil rights, human spirit, racism, prison life, oppression, courage, politics, brutality, heroes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: aging, female leader, ship, couples, head of state, state affairs, politics, folk hero, idealism, hopes, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, edutainment
Plot: fidel castro, politics, rebellion, rebelliousness, ambition, fighting the system, idealism, rise and fall, political corruption, rise to the top, state affairs, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political activism, hopes, society, rebellion, political unrest, crisis, state affairs, small town, nude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, future
Place: canada, quebec
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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, ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, social relations, life is a bitch, student life, hopes, youth, leadership, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: political, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: american politics, assassination, rise to the top, media, dishonesty, politics, ambition, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, state affairs, campaign ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 1920s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
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: epic, inspirational, political, spiritual, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, british empire, life philosophy, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, indian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 19th century, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, los angeles, vatican ...
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The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, rivalry, hopes, society, discrimination, human spirit, master warrior, underdog ...
Time: 19th century
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: religion, confession, small town, idealism, clergy, religions or cults, social relations, small town life, hopes, society, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: reformation, medieval, christian, catholic, ancient, clergy, translator, hopes, society, fighting the system, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, catholic church, world war two, religion, saint, bishop, politics, heroes, follow your dream ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
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: emotional, thought provoking, political, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, politics, civil rights movement, justice, african american, black history, racial discrimination, idealism, righting the wronged, president, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, boston, birmingham alabama
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pope, church, catholic church, world war two, politics, rebellion, religions or cults, genocide, political unrest, anti semitism, wartime life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s
Place: poland, europe, germany, vatican, rome italy ...
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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: sincere, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: jewish, intrigue, female leader, judaism, politics, historical figure, jew persecution, terminal illness, society, head of state, state affairs, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, usa, russia ...
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