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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: white house, politics, head of state, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes, maid, housekeeper, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, u.s. president
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, head of state, hopes, u.s. president and human spirit mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Backstairs at the White House: Show Me a Hero (2015), Lincoln (1988), Sons of Liberty (2015), Against the Wind (1978), Commander in Chief (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, idealism, politics, state affairs, folk hero, head of state, dealing with death, couple relations, heroic mission, hopes, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: paris france
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, mayor, interracial relations, urban, murder, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, lawsuit, city council
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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90%
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Lincoln (1988)
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, assassination, politics, head of state, leadership, usa president, american history, idealism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
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: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Against the Wind (1978)
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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, 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 ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland
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76%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, female politician, president, usa president, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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75%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, historical figure, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: terrorism, september 11 2001, hijacking, politics, white house, government agency, head of state, deadly, state affairs, undercover, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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69%
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, revolution, rebellion, republican era china, patriotism, communist party, military uniform
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
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68%
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Kane & Abel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. Abel Rosnovski is born in the Polish countryside and has to ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, wall street, ambition, rivalry, vengeance, social differences, hopes, society, bankruptcy, polish, sea disaster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: white house, vietnam war, kennedy family, politics, assassination, election, civil rights, government agency, head of state, usa president, americana, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
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: serious, emotional, 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
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, relationship vs career, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, chief of staff, diplomacy, state affairs, workplace, workplace intrigue, power relations, president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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61%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: epic, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, culture clash, political unrest, interracial relations, discrimination, war, injustice, righting the wronged, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1880s
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56%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: head of state, politics, state affairs, political thriller, assassination, political unrest, society, negotiation, historical character, prime minister, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, germany, france
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The Book of Negroes (2015)
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, injustice, slavery, black woman, american revolution, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, kidnapping, confined, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
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51%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, usa president, ambition, state affairs, campaign, media, kennedy family, political, democrat, political candidate ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: texas, usa, america
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51%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, racial segregation, civil rights, racism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and savage Native Americans, and paved the way for ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: americana, law enforcement, texas ranger, human spirit, revolution, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs, u.s. president
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
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The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, stylized, thought provoking
Plot: politics, white house, kennedy family, infidelity, cold war, tragic event, head of state, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, family life, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
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47%
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, state affairs, intrigue, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, against humanity, rivalry, life is a bitch, nuclear threat, super weapon, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, state affairs, democrat, liberal, secretary, government official, chief of staff, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Aristocrats (1999)
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, politics, romance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
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Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, immigrants, rise to the top, sibling relationship, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, against the odds, family life, ambition, society, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social relations, teacher, human spirit, high school, small town, love affair, parents and children, high school life, small town life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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42%
Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: class differences, racism, culture clash, society, illicit affair, caste system, interracial romance, murder, adultery, abusive husband, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, asia, himalaya
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41%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
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Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: politics, state affairs, couples, romance, usa president, family relations, head of state, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, democrat, great depression ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: new york, boston, usa
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