Movies and TV shows like Lincoln 1988

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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 Lincoln" when it was released for home entertainment.
Style: talky, clever, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: head of state, american civil war, leadership, idealism, society, assassination, state affairs, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, couple relations, ambition, hopes, usa president, american history, 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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Roots
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
588 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, politics, idealism, leadership, hopes and head of state mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Lincoln: John Adams (2008), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), The Empty Mirror (1996), A Woman Called Golda (1982), Gettysburg (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lincoln
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, talky, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, war, idealism, slavery, civil war, president, courage, freedom, assassination, head of state, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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Roots: The Next Generations
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: interracial relations, american civil war, discrimination, racism, war, injustice, righting the wronged, americana, hopes, society, life is a bitch, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1880s
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
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System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
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The Empty Mirror
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: serious, talky, surreal, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, obsession, introspection, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
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World War II: When Lions Roared
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, soviet union, usa
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A Woman Called Golda
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: head of state, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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Gettysburg
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, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, war, slavery, idealism, military, friendship, soldier, politics, courage, violence, sacrifice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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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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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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Hatfields & McCoys
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: epic, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: civil war, gunfight, death, vengeance, violence, revenge, murder, blood, uninhibited rivalry, tragedy, violent, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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Glory
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: epic, realistic, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: american civil war, war, racism, military, civil war, slavery, prejudice, sacrifice, freedom, friendship, corruption, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
The Blue and the Gray
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: american civil war, head of state, wartime life, war, battles, family life, society, state affairs, slavery, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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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    User:   34%
 
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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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The Supper
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: head of state, political unrest, royal family, politics, revolution, state affairs, leadership, opposites attract, rise to the top, tragic love, political intrigue, wartime life ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: france, paris france
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The West Wing
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: talky, clever, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, idealism, political intrigue, americana, state affairs, workplace, couple relations, politician, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
The Manions of America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, american civil war, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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    User:   37%
 
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W.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, cynical, factual ...
Plot: politics, president, iraq war, oil, drinking, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, head of state, world politics, political, gulf war, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: texas, usa, iraq, middle east, california ...
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
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 ...
Plot: leadership, terrorism, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Battle of Canudos
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, wartime life, heroes, rebellion, war, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, politics, tragic hero, family in danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
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Kennedy
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: government agency, white house, vietnam war, head of state, politics, americana, ambition, assassination, state affairs, kennedy family, leadership, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, dallas texas
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
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Selma
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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    User:   37%
 
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Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, president, corruption, friendship, assassin, assassination, senator, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, tragedy, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas, vietnam
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System:   32%
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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:   32%
    User:   37%
 
The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
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Invictus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: president, racism, idealism, prejudice, underdog, head of state, politics, world politics, mentor, segregation, leadership, political ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, anti semitism, fascism, hitler, against humanity, politics, racism, ambition, state affairs, head of state, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria
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System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
Commander in Chief
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: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, female politician, workplace situations, workplace, society, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 

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Truman
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: head of state, soldier, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, presidential election, political unrest, politics, injustice, campaign, fighting the system ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
Separate But Equal
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, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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