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Rome '78 (1978)
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Rome '78 (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Nares mocks up Ancient Rome by shooting in faux-classical sites like Grant's Tomb and Tribeca's American Thread Building, where a decrepit penthouse loft with a peeling-paint dome serves as an echoey stand-in for the imperial palace. The latter location required ingenuity: Posing as potential renters, Nares and associates asked the manager to show them the apartment, then unlocked the windows on the way out; a few hours later, they broke back into the space, full cast and crew in tow, to shoot the necessary scenes.
Style: avant garde
Plot: emperor, ancient rome, underground, cult, tongue in cheek
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about state affairs, politics, society, ancient rome, rivalry, catastrophe and tragedy mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Rome '78: The Long Island Four (1980), Daas (2011), Chelsea Girls (1966), The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984), RFK (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Long Island Four (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on the true story of four Nazi saboteurs who infiltrated the US in 1942 and were quickly caught and executed, this 80-minute ode to America's irresistibly corruptive allure was the only underground feature by writer-director Anders ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: cult, saboteur, death, mission, nightlife, raft, decadence, champagne, world war two, capture, nazi, radio ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new york
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Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
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Chelsea Girls (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: reality, dominatrix
Place: new york
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: BBC rendition of Shakespeare's Coriolanus
Plot: roman, tragedy, ancient rome, shakespeare, bbc
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RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, u.s. president, politician, rivalry
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, washington d.c., los angeles, new york ...
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The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, emperor, wartime life, military, leadership, politics, state affairs, society, head of state, war, totalitarianism, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, world trade center manhattan new york city, world trade center, state affairs, leadership, chases and races, undercover, deadly, witnessing a crime, crime, politics, catastrophe ...
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, sexploitation, ancient rome, lust, sexual sadism, sadism, explicit sex, unsimulated sex, brother sister incest, brother sister sex, taboo sex, orgy ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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Black Biscuit (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: Featuring today's modern outlaws - These are the outsiders of society. And their all stars. Director Fabrizio Federico has created a fact feature film about money, sex, dignity, and dreams. A group of misfit outsiders all face the difficult ...
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Stonewall (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
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Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, sincere ...
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Time: september 11 2001
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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, ancient rome, escapades, danger, on the run, life is a bitch, legends and myths, society, forces of nature, gladiator ...
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79 A.D. (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.
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Day One (1989)
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Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
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Titus (1999)
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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The War Lord (1965)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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