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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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, political, contemplative
Plot: john f. kennedy, politics, usa president, rise to the top, media, ambition, head of state, campaign, state affairs, vietnam war, white house, cold war, president, american, u.s. president, american politics, senator, kennedy family, political candidate, presidential election, first lady, senate, democrat, u.s. vice president, u.s. senator ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1968, year 1966, year 1964 ...
Place: america, texas, usa, washington d.c., dallas texas

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Most similar movies to LBJ: The Early Years

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, political and sincere films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, head of state, dishonesty, president and campaign mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like LBJ: The Early Years: The Best Man (1964), The West Wing (1999), Prince Jack (1984), Power (1986), Truman (1995). 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: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, political, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, government official, teamwork, president, american politics, chief of staff, liberal, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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100%
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Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Style: political
Plot: election campaign, american south, democrat, political candidate, politics, first lady, presidential election, politician, racism, cia, fbi, candidate ...
Time: 60s
Place: dallas texas, washington d.c., usa, america, texas
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89%
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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: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, politics, feminism, society, state affairs, campaign, head of state, election, british politics, strong female presence, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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74%
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: political, neo noir, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, fbi, john f. kennedy, president, head of state, government agency, gays and lesbians, crimes, ambition, gangsters, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, chicago illinois, los angeles
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73%
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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: political, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, world war one, usa president, politics, korean war, presidential election, soldier, white house, political unrest, political corruption, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: asia, japan, usa, missouri
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70%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, family tradition, ambition, state affairs, society, crumbling marriage, head of state, americana, family life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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64%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
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, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
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63%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, kennedy family, assassination, election, white house, civil rights, vietnam war, usa president, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: girl, vietnam war, revolution, rebellion, politics, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political unrest, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
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59%
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, uncover truth, racism, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, vietnam war, false accusation, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, presidential election, election, political corruption, justice, president, republican, campaign, democrat, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, california, new jersey ...
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59%
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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: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, usa president, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1973, year 1972, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: uplifting, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jewish, female leader, politics, jew persecution, historical figure, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, society ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: israel, palestine, usa, middle east, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: political, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, conspiracy, politics, assassination, paranoia, investigation, murder, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, texas, usa, america
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56%
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: lsd, older woman teenage boy relationship, president, politics, cia, romance, couples, friendship, fall in love, conspiracy, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
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55%
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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: politics, courtroom drama, gay bar, corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political corruption, idealism, senator, fighting the system, journalism, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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52%
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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: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, courtroom, mccarthyism, communism, lawyer, politics, cold war, usa politics, graphic violence, gangsters, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: washington d.c., europe, usa, california, france
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48%
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: political, sexy, thought provoking, cynical, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, photographer, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, culture clash, counterculture, sex, female nudity, violence, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., tokyo, usa, west virginia ...
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47%
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The President of the French Republic, visiting Saint-Etienne in the Loire, in a striking plant dies, victim of a bomb attack. The political world is agitated: early presidential elections to be held within the next thirty-five days. There is no ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, political ...
Plot: politics, rivalry, political intrigue, campaign, head of state, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, presidential campaign, french politics, political conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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46%
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: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: head of state, state affairs, dishonesty, media, journalism, politics, gays and lesbians, campaign, haunted by the past, political corruption, media satire, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
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45%
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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, realistic, factual, tense, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, politics, usa president, propaganda, racial issues, ethnic conflict, assassination, civil war, secret service, eccentricity, presidential election ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
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45%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, prison, racism, political unrest, false accusation, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
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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: thought provoking, psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, world war two, politics, soldier, innocence lost, friendship, political corruption, cons and scams, homecoming, friends, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, texas
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44%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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44%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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44%
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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Style: thought provoking, clever, political, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Cars of the Revolution (2008)
Genre: Drama
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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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, art house
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Time: 21st century, 60s
Place: turkey
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42%
Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, clever, sincere, political ...
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, government official, sexism, society, workplace, idealism, workplace situations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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41%