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: fishing, politics, president, u.s. president, daughter, widower, political candidate, u.s. vice president, vice president, man in a wheelchair

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about politics, family relations, president, society, u.s. president, husband wife relationship and white house mostly in Drama, Biography and Action genres. Some movies like The Man: LBJ: The Early Years (1987), A Death of Innocence (1971), Timepiece (1996), Prince Jack (1984), Rokonok (2006). 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: cold war, conspiracy, airplane, secretary of state, vice president, u.s. president, impersonation, airplane accident, u.s. vice president
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, media, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, campaign, ambition, kennedy family, american, senator, cold war, u.s. president ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: texas, dallas texas, washington d.c., usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: mother, daughter, footprint, mother daughter relationship, murder, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, one-man show, democratic party, politics, u.s. president
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, murder, self defense, family relations, faith, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, christmas, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 25
Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Plot: american south, fbi, assassination, cia, racial issues, civil rights, racism, political, election, politics, politician, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, america, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: politics, election, train, corruption, voting, family relations, pig, suicide attempt, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 309 min.
Story: A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual ...
Plot: kennedy family, usa politics, politics, president, campaign, u.s. president
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: cancer, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boy, family relations, estranged father, widower, coming of age, workaholic, death of mother, death of wife, terminal illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
Story: The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, political intrigue, oval office, american politics, u.s. president, politician, political corruption, government corruption, telephone call, government, watergate, political leader ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 41
Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: seaside, fishing, insanity, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, small town, boy, grandfather grandson relationship
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, urban ghetto, youth, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Guardian Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It is the turn of the century in Russia, and the revolution (at this time not yet a communist one) has sentenced government minister Joel Birkman (Etienne Glaser) to be assassinated for his role in quelling a student rebellion. To that end, they ...
Plot: female director, assassin, isolation, fictional country, politics, government official
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: family relations, african american, depression
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Who Laughs (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 1966 French-Italian film version made in Italy, titled L'uomo che ride, directed by Sergio Corbucci. This version features elaborate colour photography but a very low production budget. The main action is shifted to Italy and moved ...
Plot: leader, sex, politics, freak, disfigured face, disfigurement, seduction
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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Lilian's Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve out a place for herself. As she explores Sydney ...
Plot: tragedy, daughter, father, choice, weirdo, insane, mental illness, hiding place
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: baby, pregnant woman, baby born, expectant father, pregnant wife, parenthood, newborn, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: coming of age, female director, homelessness, homeless teenager, husband wife relationship, family relations, suburbs, suicide attempt, 18 year old, laundry, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sincere, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, midlife crisis, gay son, introspection, estrangement, estate, family problems, couples, world war two, family relations, battle zone, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, holland, france, amsterdam, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
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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: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, contemplative, serious
Plot: farm, family relations, master and servant, society, culture clash, youth, small town, social relations, friends, orphan, coming of age, nothing goes right ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, learning to read, city life, dealing with death, life is a bitch, youth, underdog, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: down on your luck, urban ghetto life, family in crisis, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, urban ghetto, redemption, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, lsd, friendship, fall in love, couples, romance, head of state, state affairs, society, forbidden love, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Loyal Opposition (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a terrorist surfaces, the Chairman of the Joint Chief urges the President for military response. However, the President prefers to try negotiating. So, the General takes the President prisoner and launches an offensive of his own. And the Vice ...
Plot: senator, mutiny, hostage, held at gunpoint, vice president, treason, female protagonist, politics, rabbit, white house, u.s. president, airplane ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sign language, parent child relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, deafness, deaf, marriage, guilt, great depression
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, family life, society, odd couple, golden years, charity, grudge, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: father daughter relationship, barking, husband wife relationship, dog, rescue, owner dog relationship, dog movie, dog actor, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Time of Indifference (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.
Plot: deception, love triangle, bankruptcy, daughter, mother, affair, legs, stockings
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
What Is to Be Done? (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mordant, self-aware, freighted with sensitivity toward Chile’s problem, wary of caricature, disposed toward consciousness of human fallibility, it is a deft blend of fiction and documentary set in the tumultuous days leading up to the election of ...
Plot: female director, poverty, political rally, drunkenness, politics, election, marxist, communist, assassination, cia, revolutionary, ugly american ...
Place: chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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