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Pancho Barnes (1988)
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventure, heroes, feminism, ambition, adventurer, social differences, society, strong female presence, social relations, aviator, aviation, pilot, female pilot
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, mojave desert

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about ambition, adventure, society, hopes, heroes, escapades and strong female presence mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pancho Barnes: The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), Beyond the Next Mountain (1987), Xingu (2011), Americons (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A telling of the story of the famous U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937. She disappeared during the process.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: feminism, gender, ambition, escapades, strong female presence, husband wife relationship, around the world, female pilot, publicity, aviation, radio, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, pacific ocean
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95%
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, heroes, rivalry, human nature, friendship, americana, starting over, wartime life, redemption, midlife crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 215 min.
Story: The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, misfit, prodigy, mentally unstable, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rise to the top, ambition, rich and poor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, society, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, media, ambition, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, crimes, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: watergate, fbi, president, gays and lesbians, ambition, crimes, law enforcement, social decay, megalomaniac, dishonesty, society, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, christian film
Plot: escapades, society, opposites attract, hopes, adventure, heroes, leadership, war, religions or cults, mountain, prime minister, university ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, rain forest, latin american history, brazilian history ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, cons and scams, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, leadership, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, escapades, adventurer, daring rescue, adventure, ghost, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, rise to the top, society, state affairs, campaign, feminism, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Jungle Child (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, social differences, youth, society, friendship, family life, jungle, fish out of water, disorder, family in danger, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, germany, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, confined, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, political unrest, isolation, feminism, blind ambition, gender, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, family relations, church, hopes, clergy, society, supernatural ability, a vision, faith, painting, suffering ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, sword fight, amazon, rivalry, adventure, gladiator, heroic mission, heroes, vengeance, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ambition, teachers and students, instructor, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence, contests and competitions, power relations, hand to hand combat, wing chun
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, female pilot, self fulfillment, lifestyle, rise to the top, follow your dream, adventurer, danger, escapades, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, hawaii, kansas, ireland, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: treasure hunt, street racing, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, chases and races, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: baseball, major league, couples, once promising, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, rivalry, rising to stardom, underdog, americana, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: new york yankees, usa, bronx new york city, new york, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bruce Lee: A Dragon Story (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Li plays a young kung fu expert (and waiter) who is trying to live peacefully in San Francisco with his marital arts-challenged friend. But they run afoul of some American thugs, and the fight is on...right!
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, crimes, adventure, fistfight, jeet kune do, kung fu, actor ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3K
The Flyboys (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: save the day, adventure, young heroes, stowaway, teenage life, airplane, social differences, race against time, danger, friendship, one man army, air disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 118K
The Walk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events, breathtaking ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, planning, ambition, obsession, artists and showbiz, escapades, danger, mentor, street performer, circus performer, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1973, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, strong female presence, bittersweet, friends, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
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The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, adventurer, ambition, survival, human spirit, against the odds, danger, escapades, adventure, forces of nature, underdog, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
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Gulaab Gang (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebelliousness, ambition, social decay, feminism, hopes, female politician, election, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.9
 605
The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: amazon, slave girl, survival, ambition, rebellion, danger, adventure, contests and competitions, rivalry, rebelliousness, captivity, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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