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Killing Lincoln (2013)
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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 true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, and narrated by Tom Hanks, National Geographic Channel's first ever docudrama, Killing Lincoln, based on the New York Times bestseller, combines re-creations with historical insight in a thrilling chronicle of the final days of President Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, exciting, factual, stylized
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, hitman, obsession, americana, head of state, conspiracy, murder, civil war, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, fanatic, husband wife relationship, witness, abraham lincoln, time, murderer, slavery, police officer, army, escape, assassin, american civil war, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., philadelphia, illinois, cleveland ohio, virginia ...

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Most similar movies to Killing Lincoln

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about state affairs, politics, storytelling, gun, death, heroes and murder mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Killing Lincoln: Harriet (2019), Killing Kennedy (2013), Lincoln (2012), Saving Lincoln (2013), Gettysburg (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harriet (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.
Style: thought provoking, tense, enigmatic, psychological, exciting
Plot: slavery, american civil war, resistance fighter, female protagonist, african american, freedom, fear, black woman, belief in god, funeral, man kills a woman, corpse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, baltimore, philadelphia, pennsylvania, south carolina ...
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, white house, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, russia, dallas texas
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90%
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, head of state, civil war, american history, politics, historical character, slavery, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.5
 379
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, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, state affairs, friendship, historical event, death of son, assassination plot, bodyguard, friends, civil war, abraham lincoln ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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66%
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, civil rights, battle zone, military life, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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65%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, abraham lincoln, usa president, couples, republican, white house, society, leadership, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa
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52%
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
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, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, human spirit, civil war, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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50%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, court, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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48%
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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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, legal, military life, soldier, politics, injustice, false accusation, war crime, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
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38%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, betrayal, intrigue, dehumanization, scapegoat, defamation, against the odds, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: congo, africa, brussels, belgium, latin america ...
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38%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, ambition, politics, war, society, military, rise to power, election, winston churchill, state affairs ...
Time: turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, year 1900
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, melancholic, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: civil war, combat, soldier, chase, military, spy, husband wife relationship, politician, battlefield, american civil war, battles, war ...
Time: 1890s
Place: alabama, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, sheriff, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, old west, resentment, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, kansas city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: education, illness, society, poverty, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, abraham lincoln, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, rebellion, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: russian history, czar, royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, surreal, factual
Plot: mexican revolution, filmmaking, obsessive quest, state affairs, adventure, campaign, rebelliousness, battle zone, battles, violence, revolution, battlefield ...
Place: mexico
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33%
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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32%
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, soldier, politics, army investigation, workplace intrigue, ambition, clergy, crimes, head of state, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama
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32%
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Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, kennedy assassination, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, americana, power relations, secret service, brother brother relationship, reporter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, ambition, society, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, media, murder, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, americana, political unrest, state affairs, rise to the top, war, folk hero, head of state, military, leadership, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Custer of the West (1967)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american attack, american civil war, tragic hero, heroes, soldier, military, congress, battles, americana, military life, moral dilemma, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: washington d.c.
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31%
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, americana, state affairs, ambition, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, 2000s, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, sacramento california, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
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The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, rivalry, heroic mission, gunfight, heroes, soldier, revolution, justice, wartime, fight scenes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, british history, queen, throne, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, epic battle, war hero, military life, battlefield, social relations, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia, west virginia, maine, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Plot: friendship, healer, village, introspection, youth, war, human nature, village life, social relations, elderly, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%