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General Nil (2009)
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General Nil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Generał Nil is a Polish historical film, based on the life of general Emil August Fieldorf, pseudonym "Nil". The film was directed by Ryszard Bugajski and was released in 2009.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: trial, army general, secret service, communism, moral dilemma, arrest, assassination, imprisonment, prison, post war, death sentence, interrogation, polish history, stalinism, hanged man, national hero, underground movement
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s
Place: siberia, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about politics, prison, society, state affairs, trial, communism and idealism mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like General Nil: The Unburied Man (2004), 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002), Lincz (2010), Afterimage (2016), The Assassination of Trotsky (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: female director, husband wife relationship, jail, atrocity, revolution, exile, hanging, rat, interrogation, exhumation, hate, rain ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, 1950s, 20th century
Place: romania, budapest, budapest hungary, central europe, hungary ...
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23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, life sentence, rebelliousness, police brutality, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: india, asia
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Lincz (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story unfolds about the murder of an old man living in a remote village and six locals who may have been connected with the murder. Things get messy when the dead man turns out to be an ex convict. The accused ones find it very hard to deal with ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: police, court, trial, lawyer, beaten to death, prison, police station, dead man, prison rape, doctor, suicide attempt, hospital ...
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, exciting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, life, father daughter relationship, sculpture, teacher student relationship, one legged man, loss of mother, professor ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: poland
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66%
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The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: assassination, exile, graphic violence, on the run, political intrigue, political conspiracy, conspiracy, dishonesty, deadly, leadership, society, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: death sentence, executioner, hanging, politics, introspection, punishment, criminal, war crime, execution, capital punishment, post war, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
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63%
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Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
Plot: investigation, messiah, mysterious man, religious leader, cult, worship, warning, uncover truth, polish history, jewish, royal court, flashback ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: vienna
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The Magnate (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: This Polish historical drama film traces the fascinating saga of a wealthy, princely Polish dynasty in years 1900-1935.
Style: family saga
Plot: prince, dynasty, monarchy, nazism, sexually frustrated woman, falling, wheelchair bound, nazi, cuckold, sex with stepmother, man in a wheelchair, sexually dissatisfied wife ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, pre world war two ...
Place: poland
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: joan of arc, saint, burned alive, martyrdom, torture chamber, burned at the stake, interrogation, trial, heresy, medieval, courtroom drama, death sentence ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
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56%
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The Horde (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: hopes, ambition, danger, imaginary, escapades, gory, curses spells and rituals, royal court, evil empire, unfulfillment, rise and fall, murder ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: russia, mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, society, rivalry, legal action, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s ...
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Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: lesbian relationship, hospital, infidelity, politics, state affairs, gays and lesbians, society, romance, love and romance, college, political unrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, budapest
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40%
Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison is a 1977 Italian drama directed by Lino Del Fra.
Plot: prison, marxism, communism, talking to the camera, archival footage, flashback, breaking the fourth wall, imprisonment, marxist, philosopher
Place: italy
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38%
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: trial, cell, czech history, woman wearing glasses, death sentence, european history, communism, female lawyer, maid, strong female lead, arrested, jail cell ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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38%
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Rommel (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: war, assassination attempt, d day, military, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, political conspiracy, assassination plot, trial, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, normandy, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, non-linear
Plot: painter, trial, love, model, money problems, female nudity, death of brother, art exhibition, terminal illness, posing nude, military enlistment, pedophilia ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, prison, human nature, university, confined, teachers and students, experiment, student, prison life, experiment gone awry, disorder, human experiment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: leadership, rivalry, escapades, heroes, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, mother, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
33%
 7.0
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, politics, monastery, exile, communism, buddha, occupation, political unrest, society, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
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80 Millions (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible. Poland, lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After a series of entrapments by the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, political
Plot: heist, labor union, idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, government agency, crimes, hopes, undercover, society, friendship, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%