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, betrayal, single mother, traitor, pregnant woman, heroism, medical student, girl, professor, reporter, coup, letter, corpse, media, atomic bomb, fidel castro, freedom fighter, park, imperialism, military coup ...
Place: soviet union, japan, cuba, hiroshima japan, medical school, bolivia

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Most similar movies to Ernesto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about ambition, society, artists and showbiz, flashback, husband wife relationship, hopes and mother son relationship 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: servant, matriarch, coup, memory, hunger, lullaby
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, female nudity, politician, separation, statue, president, actress, extramarital affair, villa
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: torture, explosion, audio tape, orphanage, september 11 2001, vietcong, vietnam war, cancer, shot in the head, journalist, love, prison ...
Time: 1960s
Place: hong kong, greece, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, realistic, sincere, serious, political drama
Plot: politics, white house, soldier, presidential election, human spirit, head of state, heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system, ambition, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, japan, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: british secret service, secret agent, spy, interview, air raid, assassin, mafioso, royal navy, flashback, nurse, world war two, casino ...
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 91
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: absurd, avant garde
Plot: arrest, arrested, gulag, publisher, writer's block, poet, freak, clock, repression, rat, death of father, father son relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: soviet union, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Ideal Palace (2018)
Genre: Biography
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the end of the 19th century, Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), is a simple postman who travels every day along the Drôme, from village to village. Alone, he is upset when he meets the woman of his life, Philomena (Laetitia Casta). From ...
Plot: post office, postman, construction site, death of daughter, death of wife, snowing, widow, falling, loss of daughter, shell, funeral, newspaper ...
Time: 1870s, 1880s, 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: american civil war, assassination attempt, head of state, friends, friendship, danger, state affairs, civil war, u.s. marshal, u.s. president, senator, steam train ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, karate kick, chinese, taekwondo, chinaman, beefcake martial arts, bruce lee, beefcake, warrior, tough guy, kung fu master, karate chop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, society, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, ambition, clergy, religions or cults, saint, chastity ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, serious, stylized, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, culture clash, blowing bubbles, graduate student, carpenter, culture shock, bigamy, classroom, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: japan, asia, new york, maine, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: disturbing, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, coming out, power relations, military life, society, gender, legal, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, soldier ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: visionary, ambition, friends, writer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, hopes, follow your dream, filmmaking, friendship, columnist
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s
Place: italy
⇓ 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, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, ambition, alcohol abuse, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, workplace romance, couples
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: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, against the odds, misfit, dignity, power relations, reach out, hospital, paralysis, self fulfillment, nursing, contests and competitions, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england
⇓ 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: love triangle, composer, wife husband relationship, czech history, husband wife relationship, musician
Time: 1890s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dive into the life of the father of the nuclear Navy: Hyman Rickover. Combative, provocative, and blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed ...
Plot: anti semitism, u.s. navy, cold war, nuclear power, maverick
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, musician, european history, composer
Place: central europe
⇓ 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: political leader, clergy, prayer, catholic, catholic church, shot in the stomach, pope, assassination, nun's habit, assassin, bishop, nun ...
Place: india, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, murder, death
⇓ 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%
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: congress, anti war, pacifism, feminist, government
Place: vietnam
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: politics, ambition, political party, prime minister, parliament, state affairs, blind ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, head of state, leadership, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s, year 2007
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, friends, couples, love affair, ambition, gender, rise and fall, lifestyle, desire for fame, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ 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%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, country, pop singer, country singer, singer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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%
Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Candid and poignant drama about the comedian Frankie Howerd and the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager, and gay partner, Dennis Heymer. Despite his overtly camp persona, Howerd kept his companionship with Heymer under wraps for ...
Plot: homosexual, gay couple, repressed homosexual, lsd, promiscuity, gay, gay kiss, wig, argument, hand job, depression, mother son relationship
Place: oxford university
⇓ 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, religious leader, world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Time Indefinite (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After documentarian Ross McElwee gets married, a series of misfortunes follow: his grandmother dies, his wife miscarries, and then his father dies less than a week later. Shaken by the sudden string of deaths, McElwee becomes depressed. After ...
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: marriage, obsession, family relations, society, human nature, couples, family problems, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%