Movies like Charlatan 2020

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Charlatan (2020)
Charlatan (2020)
Original name: Šarlatán
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Plot: gay, communism, healer, closeted gay, closeted homosexual, diagnosis, czech history, gay protagonist, arrested
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and based on true events films with plots about communism, politics, czech history, european history, husband wife relationship, court and hospital mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Charlatan: Monstrum (2017), Havel (2020), Milada (2017), A Prominent Patient (2016), Tail Gunner Joe (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Style: non-linear
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, gay sex, diagnosis, arrested, closeted gay, village, gay lead character, healer, gay relationship, sexual attraction, injury ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: central europe
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Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Style: retro
Plot: josef stalin, czech history, european history, memorial, communism, sculptor, artist, moral dilemma, communist, suicide, monument, statue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: activism, writers, political activism, european history, repression, czech history, playwright, activist, political activist, communism, husband wife relationship, politician ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: central europe
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, touching, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, court, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: czech history, politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, nazi germany, psychiatrist, european history, life is a bitch, frustration, sanitarium, british man ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937, 1930s, year 1939
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for ...
Plot: communist, cold war, u.s. congress, communism, historical event, u.s. senator, pursuit, alcohol abuse, mccarthyism, chase
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c.
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27%
A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Czech Television's epic historical film draws on the breathtaking dramatic life of the great of Czech history, King Charles IV.
Plot: king, knight, czech, european history, aristocrat, election, father son relationship, czech history, monarch
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
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General Nil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Generał Nil is a Polish historical film, based on the life of general Emil August Fieldorf, pseudonym "Nil". The film was directed by Ryszard Bugajski and was released in 2009.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: army general, court, trial, imprisonment, communism, assassination, moral dilemma, secret service, arrest, interrogation, post war, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: siberia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, China, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, arson, divorce, empress, confession, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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22%
The Ambassador to Bern (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
Plot: gunfight, hostage situation, embassy, communism, immigrants
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: switzerland
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22%
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, educational film, exciting ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, sculpture, professor, one legged man, teacher student relationship, loss of mother, communism ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 50s, year 1952, 1940s ...
Place: poland
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May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: european history, czech history, catholicism, historical event, aristocrat, politics, defenestration, nobleman, politician
Time: 17th century
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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21%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa, new york, california, ussr, washington d.c. ...
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21%
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: strong female lead, female protagonist, female politician, political leader, motherhood, high society, aristocrat, czech history, strong female character, european history, noblewoman, empress ...
Place: central europe
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20%
Against the Law (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was a crime – turned Queen's evidence against him in one of ...
Plot: male homosexuality, lgbt, trial, male nudity, prison, gay, gay sex, court, gay slur, gay interest, legal, homosexuality
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20%
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Burnface (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Caracremada" ("Burnface" in Catalan), a nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramon Vila Capdevila, reflects about the libertarian resistance against Franco's regime through the last active guerrilla fighter. In 1951 ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: countryside, blackout, death of protagonist, dictatorship
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: catalonia
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Secret Weapon (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fact-based story of an Israeli government agent assigned to use her beauty as well as intelligence to snag a man on the run with atomic secrets.
Plot: media, nuclear, pacifism, pacifist, treason, traitor, nuclear weapon
Place: israel
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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19%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, media, dishonesty, state affairs, air disaster, corporate crimes, investigation, ambition, unfulfillment, journalism, crime ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, iran, russia ...
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
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19%
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, european history, musician, composer
Place: central europe
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19%
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Apollo 11 (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could ...
Plot: nasa, moon landing, outer space
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Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, secret, husband wife relationship, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, political leader ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: united kingdom, london
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19%
The Road to Coronation Street (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The story of how 22 year old writer Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street.
Plot: acting audition, clapping, tv set, british, casting, aspiring writer
Time: 60s, year 1960, 1960s
Place: manchester, manchester england, northern england
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
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18%
The Man with the Carnation (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed.
Plot: post civil war, communist party, military officer, anti communist, communism, prime minister, political prisoner, politics, political intrigue, political oppression, political persecution, political activism
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Question 7 (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suspenseful story of a boy and his father, each forced to decide his future on his willingness to stand up for what he believes.
Plot: conscience, socialism, religious persecution, communism, anti communist, crisis of conscience, pastor, christianity, conservatory, propaganda
Place: east berlin, east germany, east berlin east germany
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18%
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Jan Hus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: The life of Czech pre-Reformation priest Jan Hus, who inspired the Protestant Reformation.
Plot: period piece, council, martyr, czech history, priest
Time: 1400s, 15th century
Place: central europe
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Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: medical drama, based on true events, thought provoking, suspenseful, neurotic ...
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, hospital, diagnosis, journalist, catatonia, doctor, psychosis, human brain, female protagonist, newspaper reporter, female journalist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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18%