Movies like Riel

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Riel (1979)
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Riel (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A film about the actions of the Metis rebel leader who opposed the Canadian government in two seperate rebellions. (Taken from the imdb page)
Plot: priest, railway, rebellion, historical event, prairie, bishop, prime minister, gatling gun
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and uplifting films with plots about world war two, politics, state affairs, rebellion, battles, military and society mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Riel: Trudeau (2002), Henry V (1979), Waller's Last Trip (1989), A Time for Miracles (1980), John and the Missus (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trudeau (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 208 min.
Story: This docu-drama spans fifteen turbulent years in the political and personal life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, one of the most enigmatic and polarizing Prime Ministers in Canadian history. The film explores the many facets of his character and his ...
Plot: politics, ethnic conflict, politician, terrorism, hostage, canadian, kidnapping, constitution, independence movement, prime minister
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: canada
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95%
 7.5
 146
Henry V (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: battles, historical event, king, dead children
Time: 15th century
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Waller's Last Trip (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic valley in the Allgaeu (South-Germany). A railway line will be shot down. WALLER, an old track inspector whose life has been part of its history, will be forced out of work. Waller sets out on his final inspection. His journey becomes a ...
Plot: countryside, flashback, train, literature, nature, family relations, poetry, railway
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59%
A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: female protagonist, saint, priest, bishop, nun, religion, widow, catholic, religious conversion, catholic priest, catholicism, catholic school ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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John and the Missus (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of settlement money offered by the government.
Plot: inheritance, family relations, fired from the job, miner, politics, small town, historical event, village, mining, government
Time: 60s
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, harsh
Plot: british history, world war two, prime minister, politics, leader, winston churchill, british empire, leadership, wartime, historical character, choice, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, dunkirk, london, britain, france ...
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44%
My American Cousin (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a pre-teen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, love and romance, youth, single parent, social relations, teenage life, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada, usa, california, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA, Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, priest, saint, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, haunted by the past, dying father, love, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: year 1937, 70s, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: priest, nun, actress, catholic, cardinal the priest, female nudity, sex scene, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Outback (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his ...
Plot: brazilian history, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, slavery, illness, catholicism, plague, prejudice, racism, priest, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, infantrymen, heroes, small town, war, historical event, world war two, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: battles, injustice, revolution, religions or cults, politics, intrigue, society, criminal heroes, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, faith, christian, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
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Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, german soldier, hitler youth, boy, christmas eve, against humanity, world war two, soldier, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, dunkirk, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife.
Plot: policewoman, frame up, murder, police corruption, court, lovers on the run, police
Place: ontario canada, canada
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37%
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
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37%
Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
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Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, confined, military, human spirit, captivity, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, soldier, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
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36%
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: politics, church, fighting the system, dishonesty, leadership, hopes, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, clergy, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Born into privilege and wealth, Pierre Trudeau was a boy who grew to value something more in his life. Disgusted with the tyrannical regime of Maurice Duplesis' governance of Quebec with the eager approval of the Catholic Church, Trudeau gains ...
Plot: lawyer, death of father, riot, civil rights, political activist, politician, canadian, strike, civil liberties, conscription
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
This Time Forever (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American hockey player, studying in Canada on a hockey scholarship, falls in love while risking his scholarship and the prospect of the Vietnam war draft.
Plot: ice hockey, vietnam war, college, pregnancy, presumed dead, single mother, hospital, struggle, wedding ring, injury, reunion, wheelchair
Place: montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, rebelliousness, wartime life, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, vatican, warsaw poland ...
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34%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, society, golden years, unfulfillment, betrayal, rebellion, life is a bitch, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, germany
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33%
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Bunker (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two isolated Canadian soldiers come to grip with a difficult order: launch a nuclear strike against the former USSR, some 25 years after the end of the Cold War.
Plot: soldier, cold war, canadian, bunker, isolation, cold war era, post cold war, nuclear war, french canadian
Place: quebec, canada
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For Those I Loved (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Polish Martin Gray (Michael York) recalls the Holocaust, New York prosperity, and losing his wife (Brigitte Fossey) and family.
Plot: holocaust, immigration, nazi, concentration camp, ghetto, army, terror, communist, soldier, escape, world war two, male nudity ...
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Path to War (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: From director John Frankenheimer ('The Manchurian Candidate') comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way our country goes to war--as seen from inside the LBJ ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1968
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27%
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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
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Churchill (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.
Style: factual, disturbing, educational film
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, politician, invasion, d day, husband wife relationship, courage, mastermind, life risking, world politics, risk ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: england, normandy, united kingdom
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27%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: racism, church, military, clergy, fighting the system, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, society, heroes, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
At First Sight (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, friendship, store, family relations, deportation, refugee, strong female presence, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, year 1942
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, general, military, military hospital, heroes, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice, german, tank, insubordination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, italy, europe, normandy, england ...
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26%