Movies like Thornwell

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Thornwell (1981)
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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: military, torture, soldier, lsd, interrogation, false accusation, truth serum, cover up, lawsuit, drugged, african american protagonist, forced confession
Time: 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspense films with plots about politics, corruption, catastrophe, brutality, justice, death and courage mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Thornwell: Experimenter (2015), Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), Hidden Figures (2016), Colonel Redl (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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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 ...
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Time: 2010s
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, legal action, fighting the system, prison life, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, factual, sincere, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, war, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, germany, europe
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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: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: joan of arc, burned alive, martyrdom, trial, court, courtroom drama, strong female presence, realism, captivity, folk hero, legal, society ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
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26%
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Duration: 117 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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22%
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Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: supreme court, court, sexual harassment, lawyer, congressional hearing, legal investigation, uncover truth, investigation, court hearing, secret past, african american
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21%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
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21%
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21%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
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Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 14K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
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21%
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Sweetwater (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1969, the band Sweetwater led by lead vocalist Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently got considerable media attention, appearing on a number of TV shows. But just as they appeared to be getting a really break big, they just disappeared. ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
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21%