Movies like The Special Relationship

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The Special Relationship (2010)
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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 two powerful men (Blair and Bill Clinton), two powerful couples, and husbands and wives.
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing, tricky, twists and turns, serious, political, talky ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption, character study, love, couple relations, election, couples, senator, intern, media circus, liberal, democrat, leadership, chief of staff, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, usa, europe, washington d.c., britain, new jersey ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and talky films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, runaway, head of state, mentor and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Special Relationship: Frost/Nixon (2008), The Queen (2006), The Deal (2003), Nixon (1995), The King's Speech (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., sydney australia, australia ...
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100%
 7.3
 104K
The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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67%
 7.0
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, leadership, society, friendship, state affairs, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, campaign, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 29K
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, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, king, aristocracy, queen, disability, world war two, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, world war two, state affairs, war, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe
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44%
 7.0
 41K
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, political unrest, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 104K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, society, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.4
 12K
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 14K
Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, politics, queen victoria, widow, queen, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, 1860s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, cover up, white house, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 46K
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: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, president, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, bankruptcy, politics, moral dilemma, society, social problems, state affairs, race against time, senator, corporate world, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 14K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, introspection, royal family, friends, church, religions or cults, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 415
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: prime minister, politics, leadership, female politician, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, queen elizabeth ii, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, negotiation, state affairs, leadership, head of state, politics, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, campaign, feminism, society, state affairs, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, satire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
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32%
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social differences, social decay, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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31%
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, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, state affairs, head of state, hijacking, americana, dishonesty, leadership, danger, government agency, politics ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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30%
 7.5
 87K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston
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29%
 7.3
 13K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: political, factual, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: politics, racial issues, racism, civil rights movement, presidential election, civil rights, prejudice, kennedy assassination, u.s. vice president, political campaign, u.s. senator, presidential candidate ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, america, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.7
 628
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, controversial
Plot: politics, white house, governor, leadership, couple relations, lifestyle, society, state affairs, head of state, couples, republican, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 488
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere
Plot: politics, assassination, vietnam war, civil rights, election, white house, kennedy family, democrat, administration, americana, ambition, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 13K
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, newspaper editor, apartheid, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, deadly, american politics, brother brother relationship, assassination of president, husband wife relationship, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 23K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%