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Ernesto (2017)
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Ernesto (2017)
Original name: エルネスト もう一人のゲバラ
Genre: Biography
Country: Japan, Cuba
Duration: 124 min.
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”.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, heroism, freedom fighter, soldier, betrayal, coup d'etat, imperialism, traitor, military dictatorship, jungle, basketball, cia, forest, heroes, photographer, president, single mother, pregnant woman, japanese man, homeland, medical student, girl, professor, reporter, coup ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, ussr, soviet union, japan, hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about military, ambition, soldier, society, heroes, state affairs and battles mostly in Biography, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Ernesto: Che! (1969), Bruce Lee in G.O.D. (2000), Taylor Swift: American Beauty (2012), Anthony, Warrior of God (2006), Truman (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, actor, martial artist, tough guy, warrior, archive footage, asian, kung fu master, master warrior, wing chun, barefoot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: musician, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, pop singer, strong female presence, country, country singer, singer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: church, saint, religions or cults, clergy, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, ambition, dishonesty, deadly, preacher, shipwreck ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: performer's life, ambition, love triangle, workplace romance, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, infidelity, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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75%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, political drama
Plot: world war two, white house, soldier, politics, world war one, presidential election, unfulfillment, media, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, sincere, touching, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: military, lesbian, promotion, lgbt, injustice, power relations, soldier, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, military life, coming out, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, war, ambition, politics, society, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, year 1900, 1900s ...
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, military, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Kill Team (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: behind enemy lines, moral dilemma, military, war crime, soldier, gunfight, murder, deception, machismo, heroes, brutality, heroism ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Trick or Cheat (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film depicts the events of 1964 when Nikita Khrushchyov was forcibly replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as a head of USSR.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, political, suspenseful
Plot: coup d'etat, power struggle, coup, kremlin, politician, political unrest, traitor, crimes, danger, politics, rivalry, society ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, follow your dream, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, friendship, director, historical figure, memories, direction and purpose, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, touching, captivating
Plot: autobiography, filmmaker, emigration, filmmaking, film festival, narcissism, female nudity, actor playing himself, delusion, passport, boat, ship ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, year 1974, year 1968, 60s ...
Place: cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
John Ford Goes to War (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Biography, War
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. During the war, Field Photo made at least 87 documentaries, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, documentary filmmaking
Plot: filmmaking, military, military life, politics, state affairs, wartime life, battle zone, showbiz, lifestyle, society, war, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, maine
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56%
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Henri 4 (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: political unrest, royal family, leadership, politics, battles, military, betrayal, head of state, war, love and romance, rivalry, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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54%
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, injustice, major league, power relations, insubordination, sport team, fighting the system, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: rise and fall, writer's life, couples, love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, car accident, society, rivalry, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: master warrior, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, heroes, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, martial arts, black belt, tough guy ...
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48%
Everyman's War (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: military, soldier, against the odds, military life, battle zone, heroes, infantrymen, danger, war, small town, historical event, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe
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47%
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Coup d'Etat (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.
Plot: coup d'etat, death sentence, capital punishment, spy, firing squad, assassination, knife, japanese new wave, crucifix, university professor, female nudity, martial law ...
Time: year 1936
Place: japan
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44%
The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, political intrigue, elderly, head of state, state affairs, journalism, betrayal, haunted by the past, obsession, media, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
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40%
The Last Days of Patton (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The Last Days of Patton is a 1986 made-for-television film sequel to the 1970 film Patton, which portrays the last few months of the general's life. George C. Scott reprises the role of General George S. Patton, and Eva Marie Saint portrays ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, hospital, world war one, life is a bitch, military, leadership, basic training, military life, human spirit, wartime life, soldier, war ...
Time: post world war two
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40%
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Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, danger, heroic mission, military life, prison life, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, danger, vengeance, soldier, battles, rivalry, heroes, war, elephant, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, alps, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Not All Were Murderers (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the childhood memories of actor Michael Degen, the movie deals with the everyday struggle to survive as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany. As his father had died in 1940 after being released from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Michael and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, touching
Plot: lie, deportation, false identity, survival, little boy, life is a bitch, political unrest, death of father, world war two, bombing, concentration camp, mystery ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, war, state affairs, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, military life, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, society, military, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, u.s. navy, african american, racism, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, racial segregation, soldier, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%