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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, contemplative
Plot: politics, ambition, campaign, media, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, vietnam war, president, political, white house, cold war, u.s. president, american, senator, american politics, presidential election, first lady, senate, political candidate, democrat, u.s. vice president, vice president, oval office, kennedy family ...
Time: 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1968 ...
Place: america, texas, usa, washington d.c., 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, head of state, dishonesty, ambition and campaign mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like LBJ: The Early Years: The Best Man (1964), Prince Jack (1984), Power (1986), Coalition (2015), 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: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, corrupt politician, power relations, media, head of state, state affairs, opponent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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95%
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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: american south, fbi, assassination, cia, racial issues, civil rights, racism, political, election, politics, politician, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., texas, usa, america, dallas texas
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91%
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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, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, manipulations, political intrigue, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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82%
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, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, society, feminism, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, british history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: watergate, fbi, president, government agency, social decay, dishonesty, law enforcement, megalomaniac, society, gays and lesbians, gangsters, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, california, los angeles
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77%
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, sincere, serious, contemplative, talky
Plot: kennedy family, politics, rise to the top, introspection, society, americana, relationship vs career, ambition, family tradition, family life, crumbling marriage, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, texas
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69%
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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, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rivalry, state affairs, political intrigue, rise to the top, ambition, election, politician, parliament, society, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
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67%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, political drama
Plot: world war two, soldier, white house, world war one, politics, presidential election, political unrest, fighting the system, leadership, political corruption, military, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: missouri, japan, asia, usa
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65%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, political unrest, militant, fighting the system, elopement, political ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1967, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: san francisco, guatemala, peru
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63%
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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: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, politics, betrayal, uncover truth, state affairs, injustice, undercover, racism, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, lsd, friendship, fall in love, couples, romance, head of state, state affairs, society, forbidden love, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
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61%
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, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, state affairs, crimes, human spirit, life is a bitch, rise to the top, media, ambition, society, campaign ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: white house, vietnam war, assassination, civil rights, politics, election, kennedy family, ambition, nuclear threat, americana, leadership, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ 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, contemplative, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: politics, terminal illness, leadership, introspection, society, strong female presence, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, middle east, usa, russia ...
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60%
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: thought provoking, realistic, clever, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: senator, politics, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, secret past, blackmail, poker game, politician, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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57%
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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, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: contemplative, gloomy, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, dishonesty, political corruption, friendship, military, homecoming, innocence lost, fighting the system, state affairs, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, cold war, showbiz, society, introspection, testimony, profanity, graphic violence, legal, dishonesty, family life, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: usa, france, california, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, righting the wronged, fighting the system, politics, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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53%
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Spin (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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, captivating, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, politics, head of state, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, media, rise to the top, workplace situations, workplace, blind ambition, state affairs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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51%
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, uplifting, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: prison, racism, discrimination, legal, politics, society, congress, false accusation, injustice, rebellion, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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49%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
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47%
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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 ...
Style: cynical, clever, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, politics, dishonesty, society, state affairs, crimes, campaign, satire, deadly, head of state, media, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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47%
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, contests and competitions, factory, race against time, patriotism, politics, powerful corporation, inventions and discoveries, chases and races, state affairs, head of state, visionary ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: turkey
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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, psychological, serious
Plot: journalism, dishonesty, political corruption, political conspiracy, media satire, gays and lesbians, head of state, state affairs, media, haunted by the past, politics, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, dishonesty, political conspiracy, deadly, murder, state affairs, society, conspiracy theory, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, texas, usa, america
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45%
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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: cynical, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, journalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, vietnam war, hippie, vandalism, tv news, culture clash, fighting the system, racism, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, west virginia, usa, washington d.c., america ...
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44%
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, injustice, idealism, republican, chaos, state affairs, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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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, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: idealism, campaign, politics, ambition, lifestyle, fighting the system, rise to the top, democrat, political intrigue, society, workplace, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, michigan, washington d.c.
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42%