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Breaking the Code (1996)
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Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal, besides being a security risk.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, mathematics, code breaking, war, espionage, riddles and clues, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, computers and web, obsessive quest, gender, gays and lesbians, mind game, state affairs, spy, programmer, unrequited love, computer, homosexual, stuttering, compassion, code, cryptography, closeted homosexual, gay interest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, state affairs, world war two, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Breaking the Code: Steve Jobs (2015), The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981), Into the Storm (2009), Lucie Aubrac (1997), The Naked Civil Servant (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, factual ...
Plot: prodigy, computers and web, technology, genius, rise to the top, ambition, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, friendship, father daughter relationship, entrepreneur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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95%
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, oracle, code breaking, foreknowledge, disaster, catastrophe, astronomer, future dystopia, society, state affairs, seer, french revolution ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1940s, 17th century ...
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93%
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, diplomacy, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, negotiation, war, political leader, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1945
Place: england, europe
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85%
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Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, political unrest, wartime life, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
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83%
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: witty, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, friends, transvestism, couples, power relations, bittersweet, showbiz, gender bending, sexual relations, coming out, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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81%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: realistic, clever, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: couples, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, workplace, world war two, winston churchill, scientist, radar
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england
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79%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, ego clash, state affairs, politics, intrigue, legal, rivalry, downfall, rebellion, tragic hero, blind ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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74%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, war, state affairs, head of state, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
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74%
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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: prodigy, musician's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, recording studio, creator, music, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, ambition, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
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73%
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Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, code breaking, espionage, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, race against time, couple relations, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, society, state affairs, campaign, feminism, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, writer's life, artists and showbiz, poet, disorder
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
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69%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, gender, rise and fall, gays and lesbians, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, prodigy, lifestyle, survival, ambition, tragic hero, rise and fall, love and romance, life is a bitch, obsession, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, political
Plot: hacker, programmer, computers and web, fighting the system, computer system, troublemaker, crimes, computer virus, computer genius, disorder, prank, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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61%
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 97K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: prodigy, business, rise to the top, creativity, programmer, entrepreneur, inventions and discoveries, computers and web, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle, business venture ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, fascism, life is a bitch, political unrest, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, state affairs, against the odds, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, solar system, inquisition, pope, plague, astronomer, human spirit, inventions and discoveries, injustice, obsessive quest, politics, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, talented, mathematician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
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58%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, world war one, white house, presidential election, political unrest, political corruption, idealism, human spirit, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 50s
Place: asia, japan, usa, missouri
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56%
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, family life, human spirit, teenage life, wartime life, family in danger, attic, dentist, confinement indoors, family relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Too Young the Hero (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: WWII drama.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, battles, battleship, power relations, ocean, military base, military life, basic training, prison, innocence lost, soldier, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, head of state, betrayal, elderly, state affairs, journalism, political intrigue, politics, aging, rise and fall, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, royal family, unfulfilled love, religions or cults, state affairs, society, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe, vatican
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53%
The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, realistic, talky, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, terminal illness, village, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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51%
All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures ...
Style: talky, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: countryside, small town, veterinarian, animal life, social differences, small town life, culture clash, society, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, britain
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50%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough
Plot: labor union, workplace situations, political intrigue, political corruption, ambition, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rise to the top, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: uplifting, captivating, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom, racism, major league, insubordination, injustice, power relations, sport team, interracial relations, wartime life, courtroom drama, military life ...
Time: 1940s
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49%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%