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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)
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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln
Plot: shark, prison, assassin, civil war, death, american civil war, court, trial, injustice, doctor, frame up, murder, blood, diary, escape attempt, broken leg, scapegoat, military prison, hard labor, fake beard, screaming man
Time: 1860s, year 1865

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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 murder, injustice, society, violence, court, death and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd: Emperor (2020), Lincoln (1992), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998), Saving Lincoln (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Emperor (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.
Plot: american civil war, snake, bounty hunter, slavery, assassin, pipe smoking, aunt, tongue cut out, lieutenant colonel, church bell, begins with narration, abolitionist ...
Place: maryland, new york
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Lincoln (1992)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.
Plot: civil war, abraham lincoln, usa president, assassin, american civil war, president, u.s. president, u.s. civil war, general
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, rivalry, confined, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, prison life, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.
Plot: abraham lincoln, murder, knife, flintlock pistol, tragic villain, main character dies, actor, violence, musket, assassin, death, villain played by lead actor ...
Place: washington d.c.
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, hopes, social differences, human spirit, idealism, redemption, americana, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, compassionate, factual, disturbing ...
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Place: texas
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Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, deadly, head of state, obsession, americana, hitman, conspiracy, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, human spirit, glory, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Jean Galmot, Adventurer (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: racist, male female relationship, interracial relations, writers, factory, golddigger, penal colony, death sentence, poison, french, partner, aristocrat ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1920s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 200 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Plot: black panther party, assassination, prison, violence, murder, gun, civil rights, betrayal by friend, betrayal, swimming pool, switchblade, poetry ...
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, political drama
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspense, serious, psychological, thought provoking
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Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
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Plot: religions or cults, anti hero, society, heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition ...
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Country: USA, Canada
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Style: factual, brutal, intense, emotional, stylized ...
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Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious
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Country: Croatia, USA, Italy
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
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41%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
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