Movies like Sakharov

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Sakharov (1984)
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Sakharov (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights.
Plot: hunger, exile, physicist, russian history, political prisoner, dissident, protest, civil rights
Place: ussr, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and emotional films with plots about politics, society, runaway, mentor, storytelling, death and protest mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Sakharov: Zina (1985), Choice of Purpose (1975), The Patricia Neal Story (1981), Haywire (1980), Stevie (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zina (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by Stalin. The Nazis rise to power in Germany and Austria ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, marxist, historical character, father daughter relationship, exile, communism, nazism, josef stalin, freudian, hiding place
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, ussr
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Choice of Purpose (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A story of the creation of the atomic bomb in America, Germany and the USSR.
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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The actress (Glenda Jackson) recovers from a 1966 stroke with help from friends and her husband, author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde).
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Haywire (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, sexual, uplifting ...
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Time: 60s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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