Movies like Ernesto 2017

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Ernesto (2017)
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Ernesto (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Cuba
Story: Freddy Maemura Hurtado, a second-generation Japanese-Bolivian, heads to Cuba to study medicine. He meets revolutionist Che Guevara. When civil war breaks out in Bolivia, he decides to join Guevara’s revolutionary army under the name of “Ernesto Medico”.
Plot: jungle, basketball, military, soldier, photographer, president, single mother, traitor, pregnant woman, heroism, medical student, girl, professor, reporter, coup, letter, corpse, media, atomic bomb, freedom fighter, park, imperialism, military coup, lecture, interview ...
Place: soviet union, japan, cuba, hiroshima japan, medical school, bolivia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about ambition, flashback, artists and showbiz, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship and friendship mostly in Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like Ernesto: Blanca & Pepita (2017), Loro 2 (2018), L'Oriana (2015), Truman (1995), Goldeneye (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blanca & Pepita (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A barely literate girl from a destitute village in the Peruvian Andes is employed by the matriarch of a wealthy family in Lima, 1944, leading to 60 years of an inseparable bond that survives family tragedies, a military coup, and social upheaval ...
Plot: hunger, lullaby, servant, memory, coup, matriarch
Place: peru
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95%
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Loro 2 (2018)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite ...
Plot: loneliness, earthquake, extramarital affair, statue, president, villa, separation, actress, politician, female nudity
Place: rome italy
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92%
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L'Oriana (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The life of Italian journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci.
Plot: september 11 2001, orphanage, audio tape, prison, love, journalist, vietnam war, cancer, vietcong, explosion, torture, interview ...
Time: 1960s
Place: hong kong, greece, iran
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Goldeneye (1989)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.
Plot: secret agent, spy, british secret service, air raid, mafioso, royal navy, extramarital affair, nurse, interview, submarine, casino, admiral ...
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Kharms (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name ...
Style: avant garde, absurd
Plot: rat, death of father, arrest, arrested, gulag, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, absurdism, jail cell, imprisonment, loss of father, flashback, freak ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
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86%
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friends, state affairs, danger, friendship, civil war, u.s. marshal, u.s. president, assassin, historical event ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Bruce Lee in G.O.D. (2000)
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bruce Lee in G.O.D. is a "docudrama" about the filming of Game of Death. The first 40 minutes of the film is a dramitisation of events before Lee dropped filming for GOD to do Enter the Dragon, interspersed with interviews with people ...
Plot: martial arts, chinese american, atheist, karate, martial artist, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, warrior, tough guy, beefcake, asian, karate kick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: church, ambition, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, deadly, dishonesty, clergy, society, prison, murder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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79%
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: stylized, serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, culture clash, reading aloud, ship, brother sister relationship, racism, culture shock, graduate student, blowing bubbles ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, year 1918, 1890s ...
Place: japan, asia, medical school, mount fuji, maine ...
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76%
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: touching, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, coming out, legal, military life, soldier, society, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Pirosmani (1969)
Genre: Biography
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dedicated artist from Russian Georgia struggles to get recognition.
Plot: painting, art
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Sartre, Years of Passion (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Biographical film about French writer Jean-Paul Sartre, concentrating on his passionate affairs with women.
Plot: love affair, passion
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: celebrity culture, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, friends, unfulfillment, rise and fall, lifestyle, gender, ambition, writer's life, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, ambition, political party, parliament, prime minister, leadership, head of state, heroes, political intrigue, blind ambition, media sensation, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Howard W. Hunter: The Modern Prophets (2004)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four days before his wedding, Howard William Hunter, 24, played his last engagement as a professional musician. From then on, whether as a successful corporate attorney, church leader in the Los Angeles ares or apostle of the Lord, Howard's ...
Plot: mormon, mormonism, latter day saints
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: infidelity, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, ambition, alcohol abuse, workplace romance, couples, love triangle
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching
Plot: power relations, reach out, hospital, against the odds, dignity, misfit, paralysis, hopes, changing lives, contests and competitions, disability, self fulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Poland, Canada
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This highly acclaimed feature film on Pope John Paul II was filmed on location in Italy and Poland. Focusing on the papacy of John Paul and the tremendous impact he had on the Church and the world, Karol: The Pope, The Man stars actor Piotr Adamczyk ...
Plot: nun, nun's habit, pope, bishop, assassination, catholic, prayer, kgb, operating room, catholicism, priest, prison ...
Place: india, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: visionary, ambition, friendship, columnist, filmmaking, rising to stardom, friends, hopes, follow your dream, writer's life, artists and showbiz
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 50s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The American Letters (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bio-pic about Czech composer Antonin Dvoraák at the height of his career. Dvorák learns that his love and lifelong muse is ill and must return to her side.
Style: based on true events
Plot: composer, love triangle, wife husband relationship, czech history, husband wife relationship, musician
Time: 1890s
Place: central europe
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64%
Concert at the End of Summer (1980)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A docudrama about four weeks in the life of famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The drama - filled with many of Dvorak's compositions - begins when the composer suddenly decides to cut a concert in London and return home. While on the train, ...
Plot: czech history, husband wife relationship, composer, european history, musician
Place: central europe
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64%
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to ...
Plot: assassination, widow, kennedy assassination, flashback, death, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Stan (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Stanley Laurel's last visit to Oliver Hardy, as originally told in Neil Brand's radio play.
Plot: apology, flashback, teamwork, pratfall, dying man, talent, contract, bowler hat, partnership, fame, cancer, inspiration ...
Time: year 1957, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Felix Manalo (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Philippines
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Felix Yzagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.
Plot: religious, world war two, religious leader
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64%
A Single oman (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Single Woman is a distinct, lively portrait of Jeannette Rankin (the first American woman elected to Congress; also a suffragist, peace activist and reformer) that takes us from her childhood in 1880's Montana, to her last television ...
Plot: government, feminist, pacifism, anti war, congress
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Taylor Swift: American Beauty (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Biography - Taylor Alison Swift has evolved into one of the most popular names in modern music. Her strong voice and natural charm has made her the most successful country music artist in history. At the tender age of 21, she's already sold ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, country, pop singer, singer, country singer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
Plot: autobiography, filmmaking, hypocrisy, passport, ship, cabriolet, narcissist, egocentrism, female objectification, czech abroad, filmmaker, egoism ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, year 1974, year 1968
Place: cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mary: The Making of a Princess (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of a fateful encounter and the life-changing choices that led to one of Australia's and the world's most recognisable and romantic love stories.
Plot: danish, princess, prince, love letter, royal family, love
Place: australia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison is a 1977 Italian drama directed by Lino Del Fra.
Plot: marxist, philosopher, prison, imprisonment
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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