Movies and TV shows like The Kennedys

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The Kennedys (2011)
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The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his tune while at the same time trying to stand on their own. This is history through personality - the tangled relationships through which paint a picture of one of the most turbulent periods of the modern age. Viewers will be upstairs at the White House, not in the Cabinet Room. Through iconic events in history - the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights struggle, the mob connection - viewers will learn about the lesser known, yet critical personal stories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, talky, serious, stylized, controversial, contemplative, based on true events
Plot: white house, president, kennedy family, politics, historical character, tragic event, cold war, family relations, patriotism, ambition, liberal, leader, civil rights, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, presidential election, politician, infidelity, assassination of president, kennedy assassination, career, singer, parents and children, family life, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba

Most similar movies to The Kennedys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and talky films and TV series with plots about state affairs, politics, president, head of state, white house, u.s. president and society mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Kennedys: Kennedy (1983), The West Wing (1999), The Borgias (2011), Political Animals (2012), Recount (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, election, white house, civil rights, politics, assassination, kennedy family, administration, americana, democrat, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: election, politics, political intrigue, politician, white house, teamwork, government official, liberal, democrat, workplace, head of state, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.9
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: clever, serious, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, lust, intrigue, rivalry, clergy, sin, greed, sex scene, catholic church, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, private vs public, family relations, president, divorce, reporter, white house, state affairs, parents and children, government official, media, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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69%
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Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, political intrigue, undercover, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
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Borgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Borgen is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, power struggle, family life, ambition, state affairs, government official, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, scandinavia
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64%
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulation, political corruption, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, strategy, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, usa president, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship ...
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, white house, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, russia, dallas texas
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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, sincere, talky
Plot: white house, female politician, politics, head of state, rise to the top, president, idealism, workplace situations, americana, workplace intrigue, government official, sexism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Jack & Bobby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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Duration: 42 min.
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The Reagans (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The miniseries featured James Brolin as Ronald Reagan and Judy Davis as Nancy Reagan, and covers the period in time from 1949 when Reagan was still in Hollywood, through his governorship of California until Reagan's last day in office as ...
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52%
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, head of state, civil war, american history, politics, historical character, slavery, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, crimes, government agency, hijacking, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, u.s. vice president, vice president, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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52%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: assassination, politics, american civil war, abraham lincoln, usa president, couples, republican, white house, society, leadership, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa
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51%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, saga
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, 21st century ...
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51%
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, americana, state affairs, ambition, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, 2000s, year 2008 ...
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Mister Sterling (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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50%
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, family relations, usa president, head of state, romance, state affairs, strong female presence, democrat, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, boston, usa
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49%
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Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love triangle, loss of daughter, family problems, betrayal, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, presumed dead, intrigue, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
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, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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49%
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: cynical, sincere, factual, serious, realistic ...
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49%
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, campaign, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, saga
Plot: fashion, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, family problems, intrigue, rich and poor, family business, family life, loss of partner, betrayal, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, greed, british prime minister, usa president, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic, saga
Plot: wealthy family, family business, intrigue, family feud, rivalry, love triangle, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, hypocrisy, americana, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%