Movies like Socrates

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Socrates (1971)
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Socrates (1971)
Original name: Socrate
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Athens falls under the government of the Thirty Tyrants, the lives of citizens are no longer safe. The philosopher Socrates, meanwhile, continues his so-called philosophical "preaching", gathering more and more young disciples. The youth of Athens like Socrates, although the conservatives, such as the comedian Aristophanes, ridicule him, believing him to be one of the sophists.
Plot: philosopher, torture, philosophy, poverty, death sentence, tyrant, election, sacrifice, government, democracy, knowledge, speech, husband wife relationship, banquet, ethics, disciple, moral corruption, death penalty, capital punishment, voting, walled city, deathbed, death by poison
Place: ancient greece, athens greece, athens

Most similar movies to Socrates

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and sincere films with plots about politics, husband wife relationship, society, state affairs, courage, death and corruption mostly in Biography, History and Drama genres. Some movies like Socrates: The Rise of Louis XIV (1966), The Young Karl Marx (2017), The Borgia (2006), De Gaulle (2020), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Death of Socrates (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of the first martyr of free speech. Socrates is on trial for his life. He will be put to death and he knows it. 2500 years later we remember his words. The Death of Socrates was filmed in 10 countries by 23 filmmakers in 7 ...
Plot: freedom of speech, philosopher, philosophy, free speech, justice
Place: greece, ancient greece, athens greece
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The Rise of Louis XIV (1966)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the ...
Plot: king of france, corruption, confession, reading, wealth, death, king, royal family, royal court, looking at self in mirror, political intrigue, rise to power ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: versailles
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The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides ...
Plot: child murder, sacrifice, exile, politics, soldier, money, illegal immigrant, childbirth, unlikely friendships, filicide, large breasts, blasphemy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brussels belgium, paris france, prussia, manchester, london ...
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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De Gaulle (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, husband wife relationship, world war two, telephone conversation, mentally challenged, politician, political unrest, political leader, politics, world politics, cable, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, london
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: joan of arc, burned alive, martyrdom, trial, courtroom drama, folk hero, captivity, strong female presence, death sentence, religions or cults, realism, courtroom ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, france
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, burned alive, rivalry, life is a bitch, ambition, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, fighting the system, clergy, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
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22%
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america ...
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, politics, injustice, religions or cults, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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Christine Cristina (2009)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The life of medieval author Christine de Pizan (Amanda Sandrelli).
Plot: poet, poetry
Time: 14th century
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21%
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Jean Moulin (2002)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: France
Duration: 192 min.
Plot: german occupation, french resistance, courage, resistance, world war two
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: marseille, paris france
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21%
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, trial, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, lawyer, strong female lead, female protagonist, european history, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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21%
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, society, political unrest, heroes, hopes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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, serious, realistic, 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, year 2008, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, new hampshire, south korea ...
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Style: political, emotional, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, sandwich, portrait painting, flashback ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1959, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, wyoming, georgia, dallas texas ...
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Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, husband wife relationship, secret, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, illness ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, religions or cults, exploit, social differences, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, berlin germany ...
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The first U.S. president (Barry Bostwick) and his wife (Patty Duke) endure two terms of turmoil from 1789 to 1797.
Plot: banking, farming, george washington, u.s. president, politics, democracy, politician, diplomacy, industry, american history, husband wife relationship
Time: 1790s, 1780s
Place: usa
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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, faith, life is a bitch, self discovery, athlete's life, survival, redemption, against the odds, torture, human spirit, captivity, soldier ...
Time: 2010s
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Coup d'Etat (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.
Plot: coup d'etat, death sentence, capital punishment, spy, prayer, female nudity, knife, japanese new wave, crucifix, husband wife relationship, assassination, martial law ...
Time: year 1936
Place: japan
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, marital problem, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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Thornwell (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: True story about James Thornwell, who was serving the Army in Europe when some military documents went missing.
Plot: soldier, false accusation, cover up, military, truth serum, interrogation, lawsuit, lsd, african american protagonist, torture, drugged, forced confession
Time: year 1961, 1960s, 60s
Place: france
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: playwright, political activism, communism, activism, czech history, political activist, writers, activist, repression, european history, politics, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: central europe
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19%
Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: captivating, christian film, serious, sincere
Plot: islam, prophet, judaism, slavery, muslim, husband wife relationship, idol, prophecy, caravan, family relations, battles, religion ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran, arabia
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19%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, dramatic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, king, queen, disability, aristocracy, world war two, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, assassination, kennedy family, american history, first lady, u.s. president, widow, president, loss of husband, husband wife relationship, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., dallas texas, america ...
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: writers, third reich, literature, husband wife relationship, writing a book, exile, male protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, jewish, female director, double suicide, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, 1930s, year 1936
Place: brazil, new york, buenos aires argentina
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