Movies and TV shows like The Arrow

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The Arrow (1997)
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The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: airplane, politics, aviation, heroes, intrigue, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, head of state, state affairs, unfulfillment, military, technology, cold war, test pilot, jet plane, fighter jet
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Arrow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, society, head of state, life is a bitch, rivalry and heroes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Arrow: Show Me a Hero (2015), Beginning of the Great Revival (2011), The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978), Charlie (2015), Backstairs at the White House (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
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95%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
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86%
The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautifully photographed story that gives insight into the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers and the period in which they lived.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: airplane, rivalry, heroes, military, confined, inventions and discoveries, siblings relations, human spirit, aviation, historical figure, flying, contest ...
Place: ohio, north carolina
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84%
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Charlie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
TV show
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, politics, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
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84%
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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 ⇓
78%
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: public health, doctors and patients, society, politics, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, plague, epidemic, medical profession, disease, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
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77%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
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
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73%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, political thriller
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, political unrest, negotiation, assassination, state affairs, society, diplomacy, summer, prime minister ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one, year 1914
Place: europe, england, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, battles, politics, state affairs, rivalry, wartime life, rebelliousness, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry, war for independence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 113
Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, rebellion, racism, family relations, state affairs, society, politics, life is a bitch, legal, refugee, political unrest, illegal immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 411
Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs, intrigue, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, laboratory ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Invisible Heroes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Finland, Chile
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Invisible Heroes tells the heroic tale of young Finnish diplomats in Chile during 1973’s infamous military coup. Finnish diplomats Tapani Brotherus and Ilkka Jaamala along with Tapani’s wife Lysa Brotherus helped over 2000 left-wing Chileans ...
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: diplomat, military coup, dictatorship, army, military, human rights, politics, refugee, communism, cold war, embassy, socialism ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, survival, world war one, military life, battle zone, parents and children, military, escapades, life is a bitch, race against time, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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59%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, high society, royal family, romance, state affairs, siblings relations, power relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, crimes, government agency, hijacking, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, u.s. vice president, vice president, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, ancient history, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle, head of state, political unrest ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs, military, introspection, political corruption ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, politics, palace, royal family, orphan, intrigue, state affairs, medicine, political conspiracy, rivalry, physician, female doctor ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
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, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, race against time, government facility, government agency, state affairs, political intrigue, international crisis, nuclear, manipulation, tv news, mossad ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, france, paris france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, contemplative
Plot: espionage, secret agents, double agent, treason, spy, kgb, university, betrayal, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Windfall and Misfortunes (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly draws. What should have been the beginning of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, fairy tale, offbeat
Plot: lottery winner, unemployment, working class, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, rags to riches, poverty, female nudity, nouveau riche, slum, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, injustice, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, strong female presence, world war two, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit, couple relations, folk hero, state affairs, head of state, society, dealing with death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 110
The Guarantee (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the night of September 29, 2008, the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.'The Guarantee' tells the story of that night, and what led to it.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, corporate crime, corporate crimes, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, finance, manipulation, office ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, assassination, state affairs, military, revolution, political unrest, ambition, heroes, battles, historical event, media, historical figure ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: leadership, prime minister, politics, head of state, female politician, state affairs, life is a bitch, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, king of england, queen elizabeth ii
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%