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Against the Wind
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her friends and her family fight out their battle against a lively historical backdrop - Irelands 1798 Rebellion. Australia's Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 and the 1808 Rum Rebellion
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: human spirit, love affair, social differences, coming of age, hopes, society, master and servant, politics, love and romance, state affairs, youth, power relations, longing, separated, exile, colonization, 18 year old, convict, irish, teenage girl, friend, friendship, colonialism, australian aboriginal, frontier ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland
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John Adams
Biography, Drama, History
USA
71 min.
 8.6
Poldark
Drama, History, Romance
UK
60 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, hopes, state affairs, politics, rebellion, love and romance and social differences mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Against the Wind: Miral (2010), Backstairs at the White House (1979), Mayerling (1968), Comrades (1986), The Secret River (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miral
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Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, youth, politics, terrorism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
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Backstairs at the White House
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, head of state, master and servant, politics, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa
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Mayerling
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: master and servant, tragic hero, romance, forbidden love, young lovers, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, love affair, parents and children, social differences, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, europe, venice, italy
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Comrades
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: rebelliousness, labor union, rich and poor, social differences, working class, injustice, rebellion, deportation, society, power relations, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia
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The Secret River
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: love affair, human nature, lake or river, social differences, love and romance, misfit, society, aborigine, convict, colony, australian aboriginal
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Aristocrats
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, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, rich and poor, romance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, politics, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, leadership, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, fall in love, princess, destiny, political unrest, campaign, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
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Great Expectations
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, emotional, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, obsession, social differences, romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, love and romance, rags to riches, society, unfulfillment, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england
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The Last September
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: master and servant, intrigue, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, ireland
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System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
Sons of Liberty
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: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, american revolution, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship, battles ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
The Book of Negroes
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, injustice, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, human spirit, kidnapping, confined, escapades, hopes, american revolution, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
St. Michael Had a Rooster
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, prison, revolution, prison life, rebellion, society, state affairs, politics, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
Blame it on Fidel
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, coming of age, dysfunctional family, politics, family in crisis, political unrest, nanny ...
Place: europe, france, paris france, spain, cuba ...
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    User:   50%
 
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John Adams
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, president, leadership, politics, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse, american history, human spirit, idealism, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, france, pennsylvania
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Children of Glory
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, rough, captivating
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, idealism, revolution, rebelliousness, sport, political unrest, politics, hopes, love and romance, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: hungary, australia, europe, budapest hungary
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Edward & Mrs. Simpson
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: head of state, moral dilemma, romance, social differences, true love, relationship vs career, royal family, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, clergy ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
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Poldark
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: love affair, love triangle, estate, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
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    User:   48%
 
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Roots
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: epic, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, freedom, culture clash, human spirit, tragedy, childhood, redemption, race issues, segregation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, africa, england, tennessee
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Wuthering Heights
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, revenge, obsession, vengeance, betrayal, love, couple relations, book, adaptation, literature, destructive relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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    User:   36%
 
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Poldark
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: social differences, love and romance, estate, countryside, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, homecoming, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, cornwall, mine
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    User:   44%
 
Les Misérables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: french, redemption, going straight, period piece, revolution, literature, adaptation, mentor, parents and children, death, social differences, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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    User:   35%
 
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Lincoln
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: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: head of state, american civil war, leadership, idealism, society, assassination, state affairs, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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    User:   40%
 
The Clay Bird
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: idealism, school, parents and children, village, boarding school life, political unrest, boarding school, estrangement, politics, religions or cults, muslim, tradition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east, pakistan, bangladesh
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The King's Daughters
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated educator, boarding school, obsessive quest, feminism, human spirit, idealism, boarding school life, women's rights, mistress, hysteria, french, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, rise and fall, war, moral dilemma, revolution, americana, treason, independence, dishonesty, heroes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec
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System:   40%
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Amistad
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, slavery, rebellion, idealism, freedom, courtroom, politics, president, murder, civil war, justice, period piece ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: africa, usa, england, cuba, spain
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Private Vices, Public Virtues
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, estate, state affairs, assassination, couples, tragic hero, destructive relationship, royal family, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, redemption, slavery, social differences, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
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