Movies like The Man 1972

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The Man (1972)
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The Man (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
Plot: vice president, u.s. vice president, political candidate, president, u.s. president

Most similar movies to The Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, racism, murder and politics mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Man: A Brand New Life (1973), Timepiece (1996), Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973), My Little Girl (1986), Convicts (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try and advert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, u.s. president, secretary of state, vice president, airplane accident, u.s. vice president, airplane
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95%
A Brand New Life (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple has to face the prospect of having their first child.
Plot: pregnancy, baby, expectant father, baby born, parenthood, pregnant wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, faith, murder, self defense, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, society, family relations, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, daughter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: gay son, midlife crisis, farm, introspection, family in crisis, battle zone, unfulfillment, couples, estate, family problems, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, france, holland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: skepticism, teenage girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: farm, small town life, coming of age, society, small town, family relations, master and servant, orphan, obsessive quest, culture clash, nothing goes right, hopes ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: urban ghetto, human spirit, couple relations, down on your luck, family in crisis, terminal illness, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, family relations, redemption, love affair ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: urban, teachers and students, hopes, society, underdog, dealing with death, human spirit, against the odds, city life, life is a bitch, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Plot: politician, politics, bathtub, cold war, prince, kennedy family, attorney general, political, assassination, fbi, cia, racism ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas, usa, america, dallas texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, golden years, interracial relations, family life, family relations, friends, odd couple, friendship, society, couples, grudge ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, usa president, ambition, state affairs, campaign, media, kennedy family, political, u.s. vice president, democrat ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A biography of President Harry S. Truman.
Style: one man show
Plot: president, u.s. president, politics
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: farm, drought, forces of nature, family life, danger, family relations, human spirit, down on your luck, against the odds, hopes, misfit, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 653
The Tribe (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: basic training, hippie, recruit, individuality, military life, military, culture clash, boot camp, soldier, war, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Speculative Sunn Classics chestnut detailing a wide-ranging government conspiracy to murder the 16th American President and the subsequent cover up and escape of his killers.
Plot: civil war, assassination, treason, american history, conspiracy, assassination plot, u.s. president, american civil war
Time: 1860s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Red Light in the White House (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A reporter digs into the background of a young woman who is running for the U.S. Senate, and finds out a lot more than he bargained for.
Plot: political candidate, private detective, blackmail, investigation, intrigue, scandal, cover up, rape, limousine, conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: teenager, politics, murder, cia, lsd, president, white house, coming of age, unlikely couple, intrigue, corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A lusty Greek shipping magnate courts the widow of an assassinated U.S. president.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, cruise, yacht, widow, greek, assassination, mistress, love affair, love and romance, wealth, president, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Amber Waves (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two seemingly disparate men experience powerful life lessons when a wheat harvester gives a hitch-hiking male model a ride on what feels to be the worst day of their lives, at the peak of the war in Vietnam. The harvester has just been diagnosed ...
Plot: male model, wheat field, americana, work ethic, generation gap, wheat, cancer, morality, harvest, loyalty, farmer, model ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hell with Heroes (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.
Plot: world war two veteran, veteran, partnership, smuggler, post war, pilot, u.s. army, mistress, ambition, murder
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Night That Panicked America (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.
Style: based on true events
Plot: panic, radio show, radio broadcasting, radio, halloween
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: parent child relationship, deaf, deafness, sign language, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, guilt, marriage, great depression
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, starting over, survival, human spirit, war, anti semitism, family in danger, genocide, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, hungary, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Incident (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the town's only doctor (Barnard Hughes) dies while at ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, small town, dedicated lawyer, legal action, war, moral dilemma, prison, against humanity, legal, society, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, suburbs, love affair, love and romance, romance, society, family relations, on the run, suburban life, teenage life, estrangement, elderly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Miss Rose White (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rose White (Sedgwick) is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City who has largely relegated her Jewish heritage to scrapbooks and memories. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: reunion, immigrants, introspection, haunted by the past, starting over, human spirit, siblings relations, misfit, society, family relations, forceful separation, solace ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Plot: deaf, medical examination, parent child relationship, boy, father son relationship, trial, embarrassment, fight, scolding, therapy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, prison, convenience store, aunt, african american, redemption, death row, false accusation, racism, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, school ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, mystery, switching roles, dishonesty, hidden identity, cons and scams, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, crimes, danger, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%