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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Johnson.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, usa president, ambition, state affairs, campaign, media, vietnam war, president, political, white house, cold war, senator, presidential election, democrat, u.s. president, first lady, senate, kennedy family, political candidate, u.s. vice president, american politics, u.s. senator, vice president ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1964 ...
Place: texas, usa, america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, dishonesty, head of state, ambition and rise to the top mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like LBJ: The Early Years: The Best Man (1964), Truman (1995), Power (1986), Coalition (2015), The Inner Circle (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, head of state, political intrigue, presidential election, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: soldier, presidential election, politics, white house, head of state, usa president, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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84%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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78%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: government agency, head of state, president, ambition, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, state affairs, gangsters, gays and lesbians, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rise to the top, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, british, male protagonist, tunnel, cigarette, negotiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: england, london
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73%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, politics, ambition, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, usa
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69%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, politics, rise to the top, feminism, campaign, ambition, state affairs, society, election, british history, jaguar car, member of parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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69%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: kgb, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, head of state, orphan, injustice, life is a bitch, socialism, uniform, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: russia
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68%
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1972
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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62%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: white house, vietnam war, kennedy family, politics, assassination, election, civil rights, government agency, head of state, usa president, americana, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, historical figure, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: head of state, media satire, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, politics, dishonesty, media, state affairs, gays and lesbians, journalism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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56%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, society, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, militant, female protagonist, bomb ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 26
Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Plot: political, attorney general, kennedy family, bathtub, cold war, prince, politician, politics, assassination, racism, american south, fbi ...
Time: 1960s
Place: america, texas, usa, dallas texas, washington d.c.
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55%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, aids, hotshot lawyer, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
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55%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, female politician, president, usa president, rise to the top, feminism, workplace intrigue, idealism, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, boss and employee, interracial relations, discrimination, price of justice, racism, showbiz, social decay, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cars of the Revolution (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It is just after the military take over of the administration in 1960. The new head of state believes Turkey can only be independent if it is economically strong. After sounding out the weak private sector and most of the senior bureaucrats, it is ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: head of state, factory, contests and competitions, race against time, working class, ambition, state affairs, chases and races, inventions and discoveries, politics, labor union, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, fighting the system, self discovery, dishonesty, hollywood, society, family life, gangsters, legal action, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, europe, france, usa, washington d.c.
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53%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: dedicated educator, rebelliousness, teachers and students, discrimination, high school, racism, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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52%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, soldier, friendship, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, state affairs, innocence lost, homecoming, political corruption, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
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52%
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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50%
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: kennedy family, politics, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, relationship vs career, americana, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, uncover truth, media satire, political corruption, price of justice, working undercover, campaign, dishonesty, legal, media, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: discrimination, racism, prison, political unrest, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, betrayal, vietnam war, dealing with death, uncover truth, idealism, false accusation, political corruption, racism, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
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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: epic, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, rise and fall, government, vietnam war, political corruption, campaign, election, head of state, presidential election, historical figure, usa president, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: senator, politics, secretary of state, senate, poker game, secret past, blackmail, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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45%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: teenager, murder, politics, cia, lsd, white house, president, coming of age, unlikely couple, intrigue, obsession, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tear This Heart Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: infidelity, politics, ambition, love and romance, romance, state affairs, couples, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, breakup, revolution ...
Time: 30s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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