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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
Plot: politics, ambition, campaign, media, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, usa president, vietnam war, president, political, white house, cold war, senator, presidential election, democrat, u.s. vice president, u.s. president, first lady, senate, kennedy family, political candidate, american politics, u.s. senator, vice president ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1964 ...
Place: texas, washington d.c., usa, america, dallas texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, ambition, head of state, dishonesty and campaign mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like LBJ: The Early Years: The Best Man (1964), Prince Jack (1984), Truman (1995), Power (1986), Coalition (2015). 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, witty, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, media, rivalry, rise to the top, gays and lesbians, power relations, crumbling marriage, state affairs, ambition, political intrigue, political corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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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.
Plot: kennedy family, attorney general, politics, politician, fbi, racial issues, civil rights, cia, president, first lady, white house, presidential election ...
Time: 1960s
Place: washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, usa, america
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89%
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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: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: white house, politics, soldier, presidential election, head of state, leadership, human spirit, military, state affairs, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, missouri, japan, asia
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88%
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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: talky, cynical, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, dishonesty, state affairs, legal action, manipulations, cons and scams, media satire, fighting the system, political intrigue, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, crimes, social decay, dishonesty, head of state, government agency, megalomaniac, ambition, politics, society, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c.
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81%
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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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, sincere, clever ...
Plot: campaign, politics, ambition, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, rise to the top, politician, newspaper, election, male protagonist, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: england, london
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76%
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, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: ambition, politics, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, election, jaguar car, british history, parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, ambition, state affairs, crimes, rise to the top, life is a bitch, society, media, murder, campaign, deadly ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: louisiana, usa
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68%
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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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, politics, teenage life, state affairs, life is a bitch, militant, society, political unrest, fighting the system, explosion, friendship between women ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: peru, san francisco, guatemala
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67%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, white house, politics, election, civil rights, assassination, kennedy family, rise to the top, state affairs, fight for supremacy, administration, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination attempt, campaign, racism, assassination, rise to the top, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, discrimination, conservative, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1972, year 1963, year 1965, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
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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, stylized, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, campaign, election, republican, democrat, government, presidential election, political corruption, fighting the system, chief of staff, head of state ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: kgb, orphan, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, society, injustice, projectionist, uniform, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, sincere, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, family life, dishonesty, fighting the system, gangsters, artists and showbiz, parents and children, legal action, unfulfillment, state affairs, filmmaking ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, france, california, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, state affairs, hopes, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: dishonesty, head of state, campaign, politics, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs, gays and lesbians, media satire, journalism, media, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, investigation, political conspiracy, society, americana, murder, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
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58%
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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, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: senator, politics, senate, blackmail, secret past, poker game, secretary of state, politician, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, serious, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, white house, head of state, president, female politician, responsibility, untimely death, chief of staff, government official, workplace, staff, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, talky, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, kennedy family, family tradition, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, head of state, family problems, society, introspection, alcohol abuse, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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57%
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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: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, democrat, vice president, u.s. senator, election campaign, campaigning, american politics, racial ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, vietnam, dallas texas ...
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55%
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: cynical, talky, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, hopes, rise to the top, democrat, society, republican, americana, liberal, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, gloomy, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, cia, president, white house, lsd, politics, murder, teenager, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
⇓ 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, tense, realistic
Plot: ambition, head of state, factory, race against time, patriotism, working class, politics, visionary, inventions and discoveries, contests and competitions, state affairs, powerful corporation ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
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Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: politics, idealism, campaign, rise to the top, love and romance, state affairs, couple relations, legal action, workplace, democrat, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan
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53%
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: disturbing, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, soldier, innocence lost, political corruption, friends, cons and scams, state affairs, battles, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 138
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: undercover, uncover truth, life is a bitch, state affairs, ambition, magazine, tough heroes, political intrigue, dishonesty, hidden identity, legal, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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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: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: rebelliousness, against the odds, society, high school life, lifestyle, righting the wronged, racism, high school, injustice, discrimination, rebellion, idealism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, rise to the top, supportive spouse, couple relations, state affairs, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%