Movies like Monstrum 2017

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Monstrum (2017)
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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, suicide, communism, communist, artist, moral dilemma, sculptor, husband wife relationship, monument, european history, czech history, statue, memorial
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, based on true events, serious and realistic films with plots about politics, husband wife relationship, communism, european history, czech history, communist and suicide mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Monstrum: Havel (2020), Milada (2017), Charlatan (2020), May the Lord Be with Us (2018), A Prominent Patient (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 104 min.
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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 ...
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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
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May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: european history, czech history, catholicism, historical event, aristocrat, politics, defenestration, nobleman, politician
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Place: prague, central europe, europe
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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 ...
Plot: communist, cold war, u.s. congress, communism, historical event, u.s. senator, pursuit, alcohol abuse, mccarthyism, chase
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
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Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
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A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
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Genre: Biography
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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