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.
TV show
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, usa president, abraham lincoln, white house, human spirit, rise to the top, couples, leadership, society, ambition, head of state, idealism, republican, hopes, state affairs, couple relations, usa history, love, slavery, civil war, assassin, hotel, president ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Lincoln

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, american civil war, americana, u.s. president, civil war and politics mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Lincoln: TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), The Blue and the Gray (1982), North and South (1985), Backstairs at the White House (1979), North and South, Book II (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, colonial america, political unrest, rivalry, ambition, rebellion, undercover, treason, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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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, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, head of state, civil war, american history, politics, historical character, slavery, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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86%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 381 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, working class, family life, military, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, slavery, showdown, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: usa president, usa history, abraham lincoln, civil war, u.s. civil war, president, court, american civil war, politics, u.s. president, government, politician ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, love and romance, foe turned friend, friendship, espionage, family feud, slavery, military base, best friends, military, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s, victorian era
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, hopes, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, campaign, interracial relations, human spirit, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
TV show
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, friends, military life, wartime life, romance, society, best friends, war, espionage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, war, society, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, self discovery, americana, wooing, couple relations, couples, widow ...
Time: 19th century
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58%
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, revolution, americana, society, human spirit, state affairs, law enforcement, hopes, u.s. president, texas ranger, old west, usa president ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
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, family history, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, africa, tennessee, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, holocaust, political unrest, teenage life, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, state affairs, head of state, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, europe, ussr, britain, usa
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57%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, murder, city council, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, hitman, head of state, obsession, americana, conspiracy, murder, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
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55%
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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, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, election, white house, civil rights, politics, assassination, kennedy family, administration, americana, democrat, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
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Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: immigrants, american civil war, ambition, couple relations, rise to the top, follow your dream, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, romance, lovers reunited, starvation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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55%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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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, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, world war one, political unrest, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, american civil war, bittersweet, righting the wronged, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1880s, 60s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, clever, sincere, talky
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, president, idealism, workplace situations, americana, workplace intrigue, government official, sexism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, state affairs, friendship, historical event, death of son, assassination plot, bodyguard, friends, civil war, abraham lincoln ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, human spirit, civil war, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, saga, family saga
Plot: american civil war, love triangle, friendship, old west, military life, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, society, battlefield, war hero, ku klux klan ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
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War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
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: exciting, intellectual, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, leadership, society, military, romance, battles, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: election, politics, political intrigue, politician, white house, teamwork, government official, liberal, democrat, workplace, head of state, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
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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, society, ambition, media, archive footage, reenactment
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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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, war, state affairs, military life, political unrest, heroic mission, civil war, leadership, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, san antonio texas, new mexico
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Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
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: rough, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, rain, civil war, pow, confederate soldier, union soldier, holocaust, captivity, prison life, military life, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
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, realistic, talky, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, white house, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, ambition, patriotism, liberal, family relations, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, husband wife relationship, royal family, head of state, victorian england, love and romance, monarch, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, racism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
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