Movies and TV shows like Lincoln 1988

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Lincoln (1988)
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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 Lincoln" when it was released for home entertainment.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, talky
Plot: american civil war, politics, assassination, couple relations, white house, ambition, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, rise to the top, idealism, head of state, leadership, state affairs, republican, love, espionage, slavery, assassin, hotel, civil war, president, african american, politician ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Lincoln

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, americana, american civil war, civil war, u.s. president and politics mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Lincoln: The Blue and the Gray (1982), Backstairs at the White House (1979), North and South (1985), John Adams (2008), Roots (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, working class, family life, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, standoff, showdown, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, foe turned friend ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 28K
John Adams (2008)
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: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, head of state, family relations, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, boston, philadelphia, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, epic, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, war, couples, couple relations, americana, wooing, self discovery, romance, love and romance, society, bittersweet, civil war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.4
 16K
Roots (1977)
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: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
Story: The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, family saga
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, friendship, wartime life, military life, espionage, best friends, society, war, romance, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 26K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, follow your dream, rise to the top, romance, lovers apart, society, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4K
Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, revolution, state affairs, human spirit, society, hopes, law enforcement, americana, u.s. president, texas ranger, old west, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest, battles, leadership, politics, heroes, rebellion, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 486
Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, election, civil rights, white house, assassination, politics, kennedy family, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, ambition, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, 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: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, life is a bitch, war, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1880s, 60s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: husband wife relationship, american civil war, politician, u.s. president, trial, government, politics, civil war, president, u.s. civil war, usa president, american history
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, ambition, undercover, rebellion, treason, rivalry, rebelliousness, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, obsession, americana, hitman, deadly, head of state, conspiracy, murder, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio, illinois, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.8
 119K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, war, slavery, battles, racism, prejudice, battle, military life, african american, camp, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: female politician, politics, white house, president, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, workplace situations, government official, responsibility, sexism, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 307
Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: inventions and discoveries, rise to the top, americana, reenactment, society, archive footage, ambition, media
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.2
 572
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, exciting, intellectual, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, military, leadership, romance, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
Story: Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South. The final installment in John Jakes trilogy of the Civil War. It focuses on the Reconstruction period and the continuing saga of the Hazards ...
Style: realistic, serious, saga, family saga
Plot: american civil war, love triangle, military life, old west, vengeance, friendship, obsession, society, rivalry, war hero, war veteran, frontier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, military life, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs, war, white house, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 7K
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: thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, liberal, patriotism, ambition, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, civil war, pow, rain, confederate soldier, union soldier, soldier, anti heroes, rebellion, heroes, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 20K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, society, war, state affairs, wartime life, fall in love, couple relations, love story, courage, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.8
 61K
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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, liberal, government official, democrat, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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