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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic, affectionate, nostalgic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: producer, actor, director, success, tv show, artists and showbiz, backstage, cultural icon, media, television, mentor protege relationship, doctor who, television studio, actress, time travel, child, office, anti hero, granddaughter, grandfather granddaughter relationship, husband wife relationship, anti heroes, watching television, doctors, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966, year 1963
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to An Adventure in Space and Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, corruption, catastrophe and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like An Adventure in Space and Time: The Eichmann Show (2015), RKO 281 (1999), Hitchcock (2012), Quiz Show (1994), Mr. Turner (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: media, trial, war criminal, nazi germany, tv show, judge, archive footage, genocide, television, director, nazi, death threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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95%
 7.0
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, director, obsession, movie business, lifestyle, rise and fall, showbiz, society, artists and showbiz, media, radio ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 71K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 63K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, tv show, contests and competitions, media, fame, advertising, ethics, prejudice, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.8
 24K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, society, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 52K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, politics, dual role ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, year 1952 ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: writer's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, rock, profanity, drug use, guitarist, musician, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hot and sexy, movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, drinking problem, nervous breakdown, showbiz, crumbling relationship, cultural icon, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 17K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, human nature, couple relations, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, breaking the fourth wall, insanity, elephant ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 101K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, intense, disturbing, tricky ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, washington d.c., europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, introspection, rise and fall, society, state affairs, church, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, state affairs, workplace, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, abusive relationship, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 7K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were cool, beautiful and preferably blonde. One such actress was Tippi Hedren, ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: sexual harassment, actor's life, obsession, filmmaking, prodigy, artists and showbiz, starlet, infatuation, movie star, sexual assault, sexual obsession, passion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 5K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, society, couples, dishonesty, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, aristocracy, queen, king, disability, world war two, monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, actor's life, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, love and romance, love affair, lifestyle, showbiz, love hate relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 13K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, assassination attempt, platonic, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, political unrest, folk hero, historical character, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, bookstore, correspondence, romance, bittersweet, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.9
 20K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: music, friendship, showbiz, musician's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, blind ambition, rise to the top, soul music, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1961 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 28K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, fame, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: writer's life, love affair, forbidden love, introspection, couples, romance, couple relations, infidelity, scandal, celebrity, older man younger woman relationship, secret ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: gardener, friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, naivete, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: ambition, performer's life, rise to the top, strong man, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, humble, human
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%