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Secret Honor (1984)
Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of Chivas Regal - and a loaded pistol. At times addressing an imaginary judge in a court of public opinion, at other times speaking to an aide named Roberto, and sometimes just talking to himself, the former chief executive reflects, in a series of meandering monologues, on his humble Quaker upbringing, his school days, his family and a political career that reached all the way to the White House. Nixon rails at his treatment by the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the "goddam Kennedys," J. Edgar Hoover, Henry Kissinger, Jews, liberals, the media, "East Coast shits," among others, as he leads up to the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal that resulted in his resignation - an act he regards as one of "secret honor."
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, semi serious, political, enigmatic, visually appealing, dark, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, destiny, obsessive quest, rise and fall, society, political corruption, dishonesty, introspection, head of state, state affairs, one-man show, ethnic slur, racial slur, politician, tragedy, u.s. president, monologue, piano, challenge, republican party, dead brother, claustrophobia, paranoid, paranoia ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 70s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, interesting and thought provoking films with plots about mentor, politics, catastrophe, state affairs, corruption, suprisingly clever and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Secret Honor: Nixon (1995), W. (2008), Recount (2008), Monster in a Box (1992), The Special Relationship (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, cynical, factual, clever, serious ...
Plot: president, politics, election, americana, patriotism, iraq war, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, washington d.c., usa, yale university, baghdad iraq ...
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, historical character ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: live performance, writer's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, musician's life, artists and showbiz, media, friends, creative block, performer's life, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, washington d.c., europe, london, usa ...
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, clergy, friends, religions or cults, church, royal family, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, vatican ...
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, assassination, campaign, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: white house, politics, assassination attempt, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, campaign, road not taken, political corruption, head of state, dishonesty, assassination of president ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, journalism, president, reporter, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, sydney australia, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: culture clash, healing power, society, hopes, obsessive quest, americana, introspection, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients, medical, performance, alternative medicine ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, intense ...
Plot: politics, cons and scams, crimes, manipulation, native americans, lobbyist, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, intense, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, giant, ambition, media, rise and fall, research, paranoia, friendship between men, flying, eccentricity, creativity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, pentagon, bahamas, new york ...
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, self destructing, aristocracy, king of england, parliament, assassination attempt, mental health, throne, manic, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, north america
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Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Spalding Gray sits behind a desk throughout the entire film and recounts his exploits and chance encounters while playing a minor role in the film 'The Killing Fields'. At the same time, he gives a background to the events occurring in ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi autobiographical ...
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, media ...
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense ...
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, obsessive quest, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, post world war two, 50s
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, innocence lost, couple relations, parents and children, small town life, human nature, introspection, americana, haunted by the past ...
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, deception, politician, womanizer, congressman, muslim, political intrigue, state affairs, law enforcement ...
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Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, election, campaign, u.s. senator, idealism, rise to the top, americana, state affairs, democrat, liberal, republican, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, family tradition, ambition, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, head of state, americana, family life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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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
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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: stylized, captivating, factual, political, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, queen, state affairs, president, family relations, love affair, disability, husband wife relationship, king, king of england, queen of england, indians ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: usa, new york, new york state, england, new jersey ...
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My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, thought provoking, clever, sincere, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, hopes, haunted by the past, introspection, friends, artists and showbiz, starting over, lifestyle, writer's life, buddies, stream of consciousness, conversation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, society, state affairs, hopes, ambition, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, political, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, governor, civil rights, state affairs, media, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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