Movies like Riel

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Riel (1979)
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Riel (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 150 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: railway, rebellion, historical event, prairie, bishop, priest, prime minister, gatling gun
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and uplifting films with plots about soldier, world war two, politics, rebellion, society, state affairs and military mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Riel: Trudeau (2002), Waller's Last Trip (1989), Henry V (1979), 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, prime minister, ethnic conflict, hostage, politician, terrorism, canadian, kidnapping, independence movement
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada
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95%
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, train, flashback, poetry, railway, nature, literature, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Henry V (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: king, battle, dead children, battles, historical event
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: convent school, priest, catholic, catholicism, catholic school, mansion, religion, saint, bishop, convent, church, nun ...
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: politics, historical event, village, small town, government, fired from the job, family relations, inheritance, mining, miner
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, priest, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, saint, haunted by the past, love, dying father, jealousy, journalist ...
Time: 70s, year 1936, year 1937, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, high school, fall in love, teenage love, teenage life, forbidden love, family life, innocence lost, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, high school life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, california, usa, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: interracial sex, sex, prejudice, female nudity, catholicism, religious leader, bodily possession, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, brazilian history, spirituality, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, military life, against the odds, infantrymen, danger, heroes, battle zone, small town, war, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 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, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, religion ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, revolution, religions or cults, battles, injustice, child in peril, social decay, against the odds, rebelliousness, political unrest, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, rebelliousness, destiny, idealism, against the odds, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, based on true events
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, danger, german soldier, mother son relationship, christmas eve, boy, against humanity, world war one, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: female director, actress, nun, cardinal the priest, catholic, priest, female nudity, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: police corruption, murder, police, trial, policewoman, frame up, lovers on the run
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, soldier, heroic mission, military life, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, society, ambition, politics, war, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, head of state ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, year 1900, 20th century ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: conscription, riot, politician, civil rights, lawyer, canadian, political activist, death of father, strike, civil liberties
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 60s ...
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: contemplative, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, wartime life, human nature, performer's life, war, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rebellion, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: norway, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, french canadian, post cold war, nuclear war
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a 17-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin.
Plot: bishop, miraculous event, catholicism, catholic, catholic church, mother superior, priest, convent, nun, kidnapping, catholic priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, terror, ghetto, army, concentration camp, immigration, soldier, nazi, world war two, escape, jewish, violence ...
Place: europe, usa, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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
Plot: vietnam war, political corruption, white house, campaign, military, politics, state affairs, heroes, assassination attempt, deadly, head of state, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1966
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, texas, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4K
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, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: based on true events, factual, educational film, disturbing
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, politician, d day, invasion, husband wife relationship, mastermind, courage, risk, world politics, life risking ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: normandy, england
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27%
A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, world war one, soldier, hopes, survival, best friends, babies and infants, war, human spirit, battles, young heroes, pets ...
Time: year 1914, year 1918, 1910s
Place: england, london, canada, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, hopes, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, workplace situations, military, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, saint, leper, family relations, bishop, materialism, male nudity, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, quarry
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, military, human spirit, adventure, getting home, danger, human nature, lifeboat, isolation, soldier, disaster film ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%