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The Arrow (1997)
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The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
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, inventions and discoveries, intrigue, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment, military, technology, cold war, test pilot, fighter jet, jet plane
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: canada

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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, rivalry, life is a bitch 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), Charlie (2014), Backstairs at the White House (1979), Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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, head of state, state affairs, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, republican era china, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
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86%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, political unrest, lust, christianity, battles, rebelliousness, power struggle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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84%
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: serious, realistic, 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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83%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, white house, workplace situations, master and servant, state affairs, society, hopes, head of state, interracial relations, human spirit, power relations, campaign ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: doctors and patients, public health, politics, hopes, society, life is a bitch, deadly, plague, terminal illness, epidemic, medical profession, disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
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76%
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest, battles, leadership, politics, heroes, rebellion, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: head of state, world war one, historical character, politics, assassination, society, state affairs, political unrest, negotiation, political thriller, diplomacy, summer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: england, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, captivating, medical drama
Plot: female doctor, royal family, state affairs, intrigue, orphan, politics, political conspiracy, doctor, emperor, disease, joseon dynasty, cook ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, human spirit, military, rivalry, confined, heroes, inventions and discoveries, siblings relations, aviation, historical figure, u.s. army, contest ...
Place: ohio, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, rebellion, society, legal, politics, state affairs, family relations, life is a bitch, political unrest, refugee, illegal immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, moral dilemma, wartime life, laboratory, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, nuclear holocaust, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, new york, europe, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, survival, daring rescue, life is a bitch, leadership, danger, save the day, adventure, race against time, escapades, military, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: belgium, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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, realistic, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: terrorism, politics, white house, government agency, danger, crimes, deadly, hijacking, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, whistleblower, dishonesty, uncover truth, political conspiracy, state affairs, head of state, fighting the system, military, soldier, introspection ...
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, law enforcement, hopes, politics, uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, rivalry, military, danger ...
⇓ 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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, state affairs, race against time, government agency, danger, government facility, political intrigue, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Windfall and Misfortunes (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat, fairy tale
Plot: working class, unemployment, life is a bitch, society, rags to riches, dysfunctional family, poverty, lottery winner, female nudity, nouveau riche, rebellious daughter, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, politics, campaign, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, ambition, media, workplace situations, state affairs, workplace, blind ambition
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: emperor, wartime life, military, politics, leadership, war, society, state affairs, head of state, totalitarianism, downfall, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 534
Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: journalism, media, politics, political unrest, society, realism, workplace, rivalry, crimes, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, university, betrayal, kgb, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Million Dollar Babies (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: When Oliva (Roy Dupuis) and Elzire (Céline Bonnier) Dionne have quintuplets in rural 1930s Canada, news of their uncommon family spreads like wildfire and steps up local tourism, thanks in part to an opportunistic town doctor (Beau Bridges) who ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, countryside, innocence lost, family relations, pregnant wife, childbirth, radio show, birth, expectant father, estrangement, home birth, pregnant woman ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, shanghai, beijing china
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: society, couples, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, world war two, strong female presence, state affairs, folk hero, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%