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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about state affairs, politics, idealism, society, hopes, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Lincoln: John Adams (2008), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), The West Wing (1999), The Empty Mirror (1996), A Woman Called Golda (1982). 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, captivating ...
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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 8.6
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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, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, pennsylvania, france, england
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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: thought provoking, serious, epic, 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, 1880s, 1960s
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
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System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 8.7
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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, witty, realistic ...
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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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: talky, serious, sincere, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, downfall, leadership, war, idealism, obsession, introspection, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, wartime life, campaign ...
Place: europe, germany
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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, sincere, realistic, 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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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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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: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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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    User:   41%
 
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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, serious, rough, 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:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, 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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    User:   40%
 
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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:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 8.4
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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:   48%
 
 7.7
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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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    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, captivating, realistic ...
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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The Manions of America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: immigrants, lovers reunited, love and romance, 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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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: sincere, serious, cynical, realistic, 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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    User:   44%
 
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, captivating, realistic, 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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    User:   33%
 
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, talky, sincere, realistic ...
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:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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House of Cards
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: clever, dark humor, talky, serious, witty ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, blind ambition, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, intrigue, manipulations, political intrigue, vice president, state affairs, ambition, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 74K
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, sincere, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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    User:   37%
 
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Evita
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: dancing, politics, opera, radio, death, music, folk hero, cancer, leadership, rock, broadway, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, south america ...
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
The Conspirator
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, courtroom, lawyer, president, courtroom drama, civil war, idealism, justice, sacrifice, american civil war, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c.
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System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
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Amazing Grace
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, slavery, mentor, friendship, freedom, corruption, revolution, blindness, period piece, drinking, society, british ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, africa ...
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System:   32%
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Mrs Brown
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, romance, politics, period piece, depression, love, unlikely friendships, british, love story, royal family, mentor, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1860s, victorian era ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
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System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 7.3
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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, 1830s, 1840s
Place: africa, usa, england, cuba, spain
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: american civil war, head of state, wartime life, battles, war, family life, society, state affairs, slavery, political unrest, working class, military ...
Time: 19th century
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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Fail-Safe
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, military, nuclear, nuclear war, president, paranoia, nuclear bomb, fighting the system, weapons, sacrifice, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, soviet union ...
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 7.6
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Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona, wisconsin ...
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 

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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
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Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, idealism, rebellion, human spirit, mentor, childhood, freedom, life, sacrifice, segregation, discrimination, prison life ...
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Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, american revolution, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship, battles ...
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