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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for President.
Plot: communist, cold war, pursuit, alcohol abuse, communism, historical event, mccarthyism, u.s. congress, u.s. senator, chase
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and talky films with plots about politics, communism, husband wife relationship, idealism, runaway, storytelling and corruption mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Tail Gunner Joe: Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Monstrum (2017), LBJ (2016), Charlatan (2020), In Cold Blood (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa, new york, california, ussr, washington d.c. ...
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Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Style: retro
Plot: josef stalin, czech history, european history, memorial, communism, sculptor, artist, moral dilemma, communist, suicide, monument, statue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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92%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, suspense
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, u.s. congress, assassination, vice president, civil rights, president, society, usa president, motorcycle, loss ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1865, year 1963 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, dallas texas, west virginia, georgia ...
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Plot: closeted homosexual, communism, gay protagonist, diagnosis, czech history, gay, arrested, closeted gay, healer
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: central europe
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70%
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, friendship, death row, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, texas, missouri ...
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Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: female director, politics, communism, family relations, film school, autobiography, revolution, controversy, deportation, diary, socialism, prison ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, budapest, moscow russia
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Inchon (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
Plot: invasion, american soldier, general, army general, soldier, military, soviet, cold war, controversy, massacre, un, u.s. army ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 80s, year 1950
Place: usa, south korea, korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, road not taken, political corruption, deadly, head of state, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Question 7 (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suspenseful story of a boy and his father, each forced to decide his future on his willingness to stand up for what he believes.
Plot: conscience, socialism, religious persecution, communism, anti communist, crisis of conscience, pastor, christianity, conservatory, propaganda
Place: east berlin, east germany, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 66K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 21K
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, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, north korea, south korea ...
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46%
 7.3
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All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, civil rights movement, racial issues, usa president, racism, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. president, political campaign, activism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
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46%
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 78K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, screenwriter, parent child relationship, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, 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., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, washington d.c., soviet union, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.
Plot: abraham lincoln, assassination, violence, musket, assassin, death, political conspiracy, president, conspiracy, villain played by lead actor, historical figure, death of protagonist ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, educational film, exciting ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, sculpture, professor, one legged man, teacher student relationship, loss of mother, communism ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 50s, year 1952, 1940s ...
Place: poland
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious
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Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
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39%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, secret, husband wife relationship, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, political leader ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: united kingdom, london
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38%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: thought provoking, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, dishonesty, actor's life, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, europe, florence, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Plot: mother daughter relationship, cruise ship, child star, husband wife relationship, backstage, film within a film, alcohol abuse, honeymoon, love, divorce, movie star, domineering mother ...
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Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 140 min.
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Duration: 141 min.
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Plot: moon landing, space exploration, space mission, test pilot, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 163 min.
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