Movies like Longford

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Longford
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, confined, prison, society, serial killer, friendship, prison life, religions or cults, campaign, crimes, deadly, family relations, friends, child killer, judge, humiliation, priest, letter, trial, reporter, politician, cruelty, lawyer, victim, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
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The Octopus
Crime, Drama, Romance
Italy, France, UK, West Germany
402 min.
 8.8
Vera Drake
Crime, Drama
UK, France
125 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and talky films with plots about death, runaway, mentor, storytelling, adaptation, prison and corruption mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Longford: Dead Man Walking (1995), Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), Iris (2001), Infamous (2006), Vera Drake (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead Man Walking
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Duration: 122 min.
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Killer: A Journal of Murder
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
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Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, emotional, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
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Infamous
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Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, book, writer's life, drinking, manipulation, storytelling, writing, small town, homosexuality ...
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Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city
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Vera Drake
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
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Place: australia
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
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Country: UK, France
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Plot: politics, golden years, leadership, life & death, prime minister, political leader, female politician, world politics, alzheimer's disease, aging, idealism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
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Duration: 92 min.
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Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
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Birdman of Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
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Capote
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: writer's life, journalism, murder, literature, death, death penalty, writing, prison, manipulation, drinking, loneliness, book ...
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In Cold Blood
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, gloomy, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, crime gone awry, investigation, courtroom, justice, dysfunctional family, jazz, criminal heroes, death penalty, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, midwest, iowa, mexico ...
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J. Edgar
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, factual ...
Plot: cross dressing, corruption, surveillance, fbi, organized crime, politics, homosexuality, gay, government agency, investigation, aging, kidnapping ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 20s, 1920s, 30s ...
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Midnight Express
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, brutality, torture, prison escape, drugs, justice, violence, friendship, philosophy, revenge, loneliness, vengeance ...
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Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
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The Damned United
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, psychological
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Place: england, europe, london
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Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, brutal ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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84 Charing Cross Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the prison she will be pregnant by a jailer and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: small town, rape, murder, sex, sexuality, prejudice, identity, friendship, tragedy, brutality, cross dressing, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, family in crisis, psychopath, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, murder, violence spree, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa
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