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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: talky, clever, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: american civil war, assassination, politics, head of state, leadership, usa president, american history, idealism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, republican, white house, u.s. civil war, seamstress, price of fame, beard, president, craziness, tyrant ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, americana, u.s. president, war and civil war mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Lincoln: The Blue and the Gray (1982), North and South (1985), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), North and South, Book II (1986), The Manions of America (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 222K
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: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: american civil war, slavery, head of state, wartime life, war, battles, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, love and romance, friendship, espionage, family feud, slavery, best friends, racism, battle zone, love affair, military base ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, thought provoking, serious, 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
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, family saga
Plot: american civil war, friendship, civil war, slavery, best friends, espionage, romance, military life, war, wartime life, society, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, immigrants, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: white house, politics, head of state, master and servant, society, state affairs, power relations, human spirit, interracial relations, workplace situations, campaign, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, injustice, slavery, american revolution, black woman, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, kidnapping, confined, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.6
 24K
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, epic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: president, leadership, american history, politics, trial, lawyer, marriage, head of state, independence, americana, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, pennsylvania, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: assassination, head of state, usa president, hitman, americana, deadly, state affairs, obsession, performance, slave, actress, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia, illinois, maryland, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.4
 14K
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, epic, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, racism, human spirit, tribe, civil war, family history, freedom, american civil war, escape attempt, master and servant, generation gap, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 24K
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, soldier, military, battle, war, idealism, friendship, leadership, army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: american civil war, society, vengeance, old west, obsession, friendship, love triangle, military life, rivalry, war veteran, flintlock rifle, bayonet ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.0
 457
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, serious, 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 ⇓
52%
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: human spirit, american revolution, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, clever, talky, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: usa president, american history, civil war, u.s. president, american civil war, government, trial, u.s. civil war, president, politician, politics, husband wife relationship
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, family relations, womanizer, teen angst, cigar smoking, prime minister, british royal family, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 16K
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, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, love story, fall in love, courage, couple relations, wartime life, couples, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, gambling, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.9
 111K
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: rough, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, war, slavery, heroic mission, military, civil war, sacrifice, prejudice, battle, freedom, self esteem ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, american revolution, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 7K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 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: serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, imperialism, war, idealism, battle zone, heroic mission, revolution, military life, adventure, battles, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 4K
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, head of state, blind ambition, war, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s, 1800s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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