Movies like Sammy-Gate

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Sammy-Gate (2020)
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Sammy-Gate (2020)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Story: Equal parts "Dr. Strangelove," "Zelig," and "Network," "Sammy-Gate" takes you on a psychedelic trip into the 1970s polyester heart of darkness. On a USO tour of Vietnam, Sammy Davis Jr. stumbles upon a CIA-sponsored plot to smuggle heroin into the United States. Through comic ineptitude mixed with noble intentions, Davis triggers a chain of bizarre missteps by the FBI, the Mafia, and the Nixon administration that result in the Watergate scandal.
Plot: cia, mafia, fbi, conspiracy, mob, counterculture, black history, watergate
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about ambition, murder, society, death, politics, prison and world war two mostly in Biography, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Sammy-Gate: A Single oman (2008), Born Again (1978), Call Me Francesco (2015), L'Oriana (2015), Blanca & Pepita (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Single oman (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin (the first American woman elected to Congress; also a suffragist, peace activist and reformer) that takes us from her childhood in 1880's Montana, to her last television ...
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Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.
Plot: rat, politics, prison, dead rat, watergate, autobiography
Time: 70s
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Born Again (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.
Plot: watergate, white house, arrest, prayer, faith, religion, scandal, president, autobiography, christian, politics, husband wife relationship ...
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Call Me Francesco (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A biopic of the rise of father Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ from a teacher in a Jesuit High School in Argentina to archbishop and cardinal of Buenos Aires to Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The story touches on his relation with his fellow Jesuits in ...
Style: based on true events
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 110
L'Oriana (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The life of Italian journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci.
Plot: prison, dictatorship, journalist, pregnancy, audio tape, explosion, cancer, shot in the head, love, orphanage, vietnam war, torture ...
Time: 1960s, september 11 2001, 60s, 70s
Place: tuscany, new york, hong kong, greece, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
Plot: autobiography, murder, filmmaking, emigration, wrapped in a towel, hypocrisy, egocentrism, czech abroad, narcissist, cabriolet, female objectification, passport ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Howard W. Hunter: The Modern Prophets (2004)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Plot: mormon, mormonism, latter day saints
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to ...
Plot: assassination, widow, john f. kennedy, death, kennedy assassination, murder, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dive into the life of the father of the nuclear Navy: Hyman Rickover. Combative, provocative, and blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed ...
Plot: anti semitism, maverick, cold war, u.s. navy, archive footage, nuclear power
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Blanca & Pepita (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A barely literate girl from a destitute village in the Peruvian Andes is employed by the matriarch of a wealthy family in Lima, 1944, leading to 60 years of an inseparable bond that survives family tragedies, a military coup, and social upheaval ...
Plot: coup, matriarch, hunger, memory, servant, lullaby
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Taylor Swift: American Beauty (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Biography - Taylor Alison Swift has evolved into one of the most popular names in modern music. Her strong voice and natural charm has made her the most successful country music artist in history. At the tender age of 21, she's already sold ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: musician, country, performer's life, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, singer, country singer, pop singer
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Time Indefinite (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 45
Ernesto (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Cuba
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
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46%
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 272K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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Audience: boys' night
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 3.9
 99
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 8.7
 992K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania
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Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 53
Cotolay (1965)
Genre: Biography
Country: Spain
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 147
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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37%
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Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
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37%
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AK-47 (2020)
Genre: Biography
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, rough
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37%
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Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%