Movies like Giant

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Giant (2017)
Giant (2017)
Original name: Handia
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having fought in the First Carlist War, Martin returns to his family farm in Gipuzkoa only to find that his younger brother, Joaquín, towers over him in height. Convinced that everyone will want to pay to see the tallest man on Earth, the siblings set out on a long trip all over Europe, during which ambition, money and fame will forever change the family’s fate. A story based on true events.
Style: exciting, tense, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: giant, death, father son relationship, death of brother, death of father, brother brother relationship, loss of father, loss of brother, tall man, older brother, sea, thief, wedding, queen, sex scene, freak, soldier, burglar, snow, beach, brother, cemetery, doctor, boat, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: basque country

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspenseful, tense and disturbing films with plots about death, murder, society, church, father son relationship, danger and brother brother relationship mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Giant: Ceasefire (2016), The Endless Trench (2019), A Bag of Marbles (2017), Once Upon a Time in the North (2012), Finding Altamira (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ceasefire (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatized by the horrific trench warfare, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa. In the vast territories of Upper Volta he - with the help of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, rough, melancholic
Plot: brother brother relationship, male objectification, injury, life, self discovery, wartime, getting home, blacksmith, grave side ceremony, missing in action, translator, captain ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, year 1916
Place: west africa, france, africa
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The Endless Trench (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place. The fear of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: spanish civil war, political repression, neighbor neighbor relationship, small village, secret, runaway, assassination, delusion, hiding place, revenge, snitch, arrest ...
Time: year 1943, year 1936, year 1969, year 1963, year 1945 ...
Place: spain, andalusia
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, ss, german soldier, nazi, nazi occupation, holocaust, world war two, soldier, danger, military, jewish, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1942
Place: paris france, nice france, france
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Once Upon a Time in the North (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 19th century drama set on the plains of Ostrobothnia, western Finland, which are controlled by groups of knife-wielding thugs, the toughs. Traditionally, the first-born son inherits everything, so when Esko – a bum and a gang leader – learns ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, brother vs brother, father son relationship, countryside, blackmail, orphan, love triangle, drunkenness, inheritance, brother brother relationship, squad, periphery ...
Time: 19th century
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Finding Altamira (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: cave, discovery, love triangle, king, faith, science, scientist, delirium, paint, wife, infamy, monsignor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, prehistory
Place: spain
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Style: captivating, romantic, sentimental, exciting
Plot: king, duke, palace intrigue, queen, court intrigue, empire, princess, kingdom, spanish history, wedding, prince, castle ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, central europe
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sailboat, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, sea disaster, ocean or sea, escapades, danger, ocean ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Medieval (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: tense, heroic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: commander, czech history, european history, deadly, violence, danger, religion, warrior, heroes, society, courage, church ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
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The Poisoning Angel (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, Brittany is on its knees, overwhelmed by the regime in place and by the omnipotent clergy. It founders in an economic slump without end in sight and, in the middle of all this, a young, suffering girl pushes back as best she can. She is ...
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, mother daughter relationship, jail, death of mother, death, poisoned, poison, fire, cow, superstition, cooking, arsenic ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brittany
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While We Live (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, "While We Live" follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine in a tragic accident.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, suspense
Plot: natural breasts, topless, mother daughter relationship, death, family tragedy, father son relationship, funeral, hospital, female nudity, car accident, sex scene, cancer ...
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: disturbing, epic, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, soldier, human nature, rebelliousness, obsession, adventurer, obsessive quest, on the road, danger, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
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Carl & Bertha (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carl & Bertha tells the story of Carl and Bertha Benz. Carl Benz invented the first patented motor car but he did not get much recognition until his wife undertook the historic first road trip by car from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, psychological, factual, based on true events
Plot: inventor, invention, husband wife relationship, car, love, investor, wedding, son, lawsuit, rivalry, society, employee ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
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Memories of My Father (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Colombia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Portrays the life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the polarized, violent Medellin of the 70s. A family man worried not only for his own children but those of the underprivileged classes as well, his home was ...
Style: captivating
Plot: repression, family relations, father and son, family, father son relationship, political unrest, relationships, political intrigue, kids and family, family life, historical figure, society ...
Time: year 1971, year 1987, year 1983
Place: colombia, italy
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, adopted daughter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: faith, preacher, male protagonist, christianity, father son relationship, evangelical christianity, death of father, husband wife relationship, ends with biographical notes, bible quote, pregnant woman, ends with historical notes ...
Time: year 1966
Place: usa, argentina
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Comrades (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, deportation, injustice, secret movement, power relations, negotiation, society, tragic hero, fighting the system, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, australia, britain
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: classroom, high school, cold war, learning the truth, solidarity, friendship, betrayal, teenager, border crossing, father son relationship, cold war era, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, gdr ...
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Gold (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Spanish soldiers battle indigenous tribes and their own brutal natures as they search for a legendary city built of gold.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, captivating
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: amazon rainforest, conquistador, contests and competitions, tribe, danger, society, youth, soldier, friendship, city, rain forest, love
Time: contemporary
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, rebellion, war, military, leadership, state affairs, ambition, folk hero, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, paris france, spain ...
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September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, fall in love, americana, vengeance, old west, terrorism, religions or cults, love and romance, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 1870s
Place: utah, arkansas, usa, salt lake city utah
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, rebellion, hopes, danger, siege, revolution, wartime life, political unrest, leadership, unlikely partners, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, exciting, touching
Plot: king of france, old man, french history, death of king, terminal illness, disability, medicine, death of title character, death of protagonist, dying, old age, king ...
Time: 18th century
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Hostages (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Georgia, Russia, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, court, military, friendship, trial, youth, airport, airplane hijack, airplane, death, murder, young man ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: soviet union, ussr, georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
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Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: racism, injustice, violence, child's point of view, hallucination, thesis, rage, innocence, family in danger, boy in peril, torture, religious intolerance ...
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Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, government facility, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue, danger, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
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Peterloo (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: protest, political repression, massacre, historical event, society, dishonesty, pressure, fighting the system, political speech, political activism, prime minister, police brutality ...
Time: 1810s
Place: england, manchester
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The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, abbess, secret, ceremony, lie, interracial relations, syphilis, mother son relationship, chastity, female director, eyeglasses, russian soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1940, post world war two
Place: poland
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Public Works (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1888: a luthier, Vedder, has to step aside when his home, opposite the recently completed Central Station in Amsterdam, must yield for the planned Victoria Hotel. His cousin Anijs, pharmacist in the Northern provinces of the Netherlands, has gotten ...
Plot: hotel, father son relationship, letter, hospital, pregnant woman, pregnant, bee, violin, nephew, steam train, beehive, funeral ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: netherlands
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, career, research, workaholic, suspicion, workplace, cheating, desire for fame, rivalry, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
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