Movies like Francisca

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Francisca (1981)
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Francisca (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.
Plot: officer, philosophy, farm, mirror, historical event, letter, fever, coffee shop, doomed love
Time: 1850s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and stylized films with plots about historical event, male nudity, female nudity, society, husband wife relationship, flashback and couples mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Francisca: Beyond Good and Evil (1977), Evenings (1989), Public Enemy Bukharin (1991), Curtin (2007), John and the Missus (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond Good and Evil (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 127 min.
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Enslavement: The True Story Of Fanny Kemble (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Evenings (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
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Public Enemy Bukharin (1991)
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Duration: 102 min.
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Curtin (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1941. A country in crisis. A new man in power. Leadership demands and personal demons are set to collide. The story of John Curtin as he faces his first six months as Prime Minister, confronting in quick succession, the tragedy of Pearl Harbour, the ...
Plot: speech, military, world war two, train, politics, historical event
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John and the Missus (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A story of the creation of the atomic bomb in America, Germany and the USSR.
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